Chasing Water

Pete McBride

Follow the Colorado River from source to sea with photographer Pete McBride, who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to trace the irrigation water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch downriver to the sea. Traversing 1,500 miles and draining seven states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the Southwest. It is not the longest or largest US river, but it is one of the most loved and litigated in the world. Today, this resource is depleted and stressed. Follow its path with an artistic, aerial view on a personal journey to understand this national treasure. McBride teamed up with his bush-pilot father to capture unique footage and also shadowed the adventure of Jon Waterman, who became the first to paddle the entire length of the river.