In 2010, National Geographic created an extraordinary wall map of the Colorado River Basin. National Geographic has donated copies of the map to Save the Colorado to help raise money for this philanthropic effort. You can order the map on our "Shop" page for $10 by clicking here. All proceeds go to the Campaign.
A few sections of the map are depicted on this page - it contains graphs and tables, interpretative text, and photos. The map depicts the journey of water from the river's source in Rocky Mountain National Park all the way to the Sea of Cortez. Included on the map are discussions of water conservation, land ownership, the outflows of water, imperiled species, human population growth, and dams.
The map is 26" x 34", full color on both sides. It depicts all the large dams on the river, as well as the amount of water that evaporates from those dams. The map graphically and visually highlights the simple fact that climate change is likely to cause the dwindling of water supplies at the exact same time that population growth is increasing the demand for water.
The National Geographic Colorado River Basin wall map is a state-of-the-art mapping effort. The Save the Colorado campaign is delighted to partner with National Geographic to provide this map to the public. Please consider purchasing a map to support this campaign.
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