NRS Films

Remains of a River

Episode 10: Common Waters

After 113 days, Will and Zak's magnificent adventure comes to an end. They've traversed the Colorado River from its source in the Rockies to the Sea of Cortez. There's sadness that the journey is over, but even greater is the pain of seeing what has happened to this mighty river. The water has all been removed; the river bed is dry. What was once almost two million acres of diverse wetlands has shrunk by 95%. Bravo guys for sharing this great tale with us!

Two friends. 113 days. 1,700 miles. One endangered river.

From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming's Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source to the sea, filming and narrating on the fly. The resulting film series, Remains of a River, is an unforgettable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation. At turns inspiring and alarming, these ten short works will have you laughing, marveling, shaking your head, and maybe planning an adventure of your own.