Science Natural Science Why the Colorado River Stopped Flowing By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy NPR has a great piece on the Colorado River and how we've altered the run of "America's Nile". Including both audio and a slideshow, the news report provides a solid understanding of exactly how endangered the river is from overuse and abuse by humans. It's most definitely worth checking out, not in the least because the photographs are amazing.