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Precious Waters—Seeps, Springs, and Canyon Streams of Our Region: Where does our water come from and where is it going?
October 19, 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$35
Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 9 am- 12 pm
Price: $30 Member, $35 Non-Member
Water in the desert is nothing short of miraculous. Although our region is famous in large part for its aridity, water has shaped and continues to shape this landscape in both visible and invisible ways. From tiny seeps to thundering cataracts, we will look at the role water plays in the region—where our water comes from, how it helps define this region and its ecosystems and create a landscape like no other—and the role this water plays in the strange world of Colorado River Basin water policy.
As a rafting guide on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and elsewhere in the region, Christa Sadler has called the waters of the Colorado River Basin home for more than three decades. She holds a Master’s Degree in earth sciences and paleontology from Northern Arizona University, and a bachelor’s degree in physical anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Christa has been boating, hiking, teaching, and writing in the landscapes shaped by the Colorado River since 1988. Her articles and photographs have appeared in Earth Magazine, Plateau Magazine, Plateau Journal, Sedona Magazine, and Sojourns. She is the editor and publisher of There’s This River…Grand Canyon Boatman Stories, and the author of Life in Stone: Fossils of the Colorado Plateau, Dawn of the Dinosaurs: The Late Triassic in the American Southwest, Where Dinosaurs Roamed: Lost Worlds of Utah’s Grand Staircase, and The Colorado..