Protecting Threatened And Endangered Species Along The Colorado River


(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, hikers make their way along the banks of the Colorado River near Willow Beach, Ariz.

The Colorado River is far from the river it once was. 

The river runs through seven states and Mexico and serves more than 25 million people. 

The dams that now control when and where the water flows have wreaked havoc on the ecosystem that the river once had.

In 2005, the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program was launched.

It’s made up of more than 50 governmental and non-governmental agencies, and their job is to protect endangered and threatened species that call the river home. 

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation oversees the project. 

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John Swett, program manager, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program 

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