Colorado Experience

Western Water—and Power

Season 7 Episode 9 | 56m 40s  | Video has closed captioning.

Ever since Western settlers dreamed of deserts in bloom, men have chased the mirage of more water than these arid lands can provide. “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting” describes the urgent struggle every generation of Coloradans faces to control this fleeting resource—creating hydrodynamic history through structures that can propel water to run uphill toward money, and power.

Aired: 02/25/20

Rating: NR

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Colorado Experience is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.