Google’s Street View Navigates the Whitewater Rapids of the Colorado River

Colorado River on Google Street View

Eighteen months after Google entered the Grand Canyon to capture panoramic imagery for Street View, the Internet giant has teamed up with American Rivers to ride the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and capture even more impressive views. Though this certainly boosts Google’s arsenal of imagery on Street View, it seems part of this move involves promoting the fact the Colorado River as ‘endangered’, which is a problem given that it’s the source of irrigation and drinking water for millions. Indeed, as Chris Williams, Senior VP of Conservation at American Rivers notes: “By the time it reaches the Gulf of California in Mexico, the river is barely a trickle—a ghost of its once magnificent self.” At any rate, you can check out Colorado River on Street View now.

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