Saturday Shoutout / Killing The Colorado

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It’s hard to be an angler and not care about water.

With most of the U.S. suffering from prolonged drought anglers and the fish they pursue are united in the search for water. In no case is this more evident than the Colorado river. The battle over the waters of the Colorado are legendary, and though it may seen an isolated issue, there are lessons to be learned for water management everywhere.

When Abraham Lustgarten began work on his series “Killing The Colorado” he thought it would be a piece on climate change. It turned out to be much more. It turned out that, in spite of the Colorado suffering from drought for over fifteen years, the bulk of the damage has been done by mismanagement.

It’s a fascinating bit of reporting, and very informative.

You can read “Killing The Colorado” HERE

and listen to an interview with Lustgarten HERE.


Louis Cahill
Gink & Gasoline
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2 thoughts on “Saturday Shoutout / Killing The Colorado

  1. Just listened to the interview. This is absolutely a must-listen for everyone who cares about the West and water. I am looking forward to reading the book. Wow. Amazing stuff revealed in a very distilled way. Thank you, Louis, for shining your light on this.

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