Area Photographer Frames Colorado River in Hopeful Light

Denver-area photojournalist David Showalter’s new book, Living River, documents the people and ecosystems that thrive along and sustain the Colorado River. Photo of Colorado River by David Showalter

The Colorado River supplies water to over 40 million people in the U.S. West and in parts of Mexico. It sustains multiple ecosystems as well as major agriculture operations. Its levels have also fallen to worrisome lows due to a megadrought that began over twenty years ago.

While much reporting focuses on the implications for humans who source water from the river, a new book out from Arvada-based conservation photographer Dave Showalter focuses on the river itself and the life it sustains. Showalter joined Shannon Young in-studio to tell us about Living Rivers.

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