From The Republic [Arizona]:
“Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford remembers with awe the first time he floated on the Colorado River — and with shock the first time he learned that the lifeblood of the Grand Canyon and the entire Southwest doesn’t reach the sea.
“So tapped is the Colorado by the seven states that use its watershed, from Wyoming and Colorado past Yuma to the Gulf of California, that it rarely ever flows to that Mexican inlet. The river has run dry since 1998. …
“The revelation led him to produce a river documentary, ‘Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West,’ with his son, Jamie Redford.”