Despite this summer's monsoon rains, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last month, a group of Hispanic teens from four states – including Arizona – spent a week on the Colorado River to better understand its challenges – and its importance in their heritage and their future. Next week, some will be in Washington DC, to share their findings with members of Congress. Jorge Cruz-Martinez says the river, the scenery and the lessons all surpassed his expectations.
He says one image that stands out from the trip was the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. The students were surprised at the difference in water quality and temperature between the two.