In “Running Dry,” Fault Lines travels down the Colorado to find out who really controls water in the West—and what, if anything, is being done to protect it. The film premieres on Monday, Aug. 24, at 10 p.m. Eastern time/7 p.m. Pacific on Al Jazeera America. | Click here to find Al Jazeera in your area.
More than 40 million people across seven states and parts of Mexico depend on the Colorado River. Today, with the American West entrenched in its most severe drought on record, what are the consequences of this life-sustaining water source running dry?