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This article was published on March 13, 2014

Google now lets you ride the Colorado River’s whitewater rapids on Street View

Google now lets you ride the Colorado River’s whitewater rapids on Street View
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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.

Explore America’s most endangered river on Street View | Google Blog