Killing the Colorado to air on Discovery Channel August 4 at 9pm


From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Barbara Kopple, Alan and Susan Raymond, and Sundance Award-winning director Jesse Moss, KILLING THE COLORADO is a glimpse into the serious manmade water shortage that threatens the American West. Presented in association with ProPublica and based on reporter Abrahm Lustgarten’s award-winning series of the same name, the film investigates the causes behind the drought, the potentially grim outcome if no changes are made, and the innovative experiments in the works to preserve this precious resource for future generations. KILLING THE COLORADO features compelling insights from senior research scientists, water resource experts, federal government officials, industrial and family farmers, and state leaders at the forefront of the water crisis, including Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO-D), Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ-R), and Mike O’Connor, U.S Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Premiering as part of DISCOVERY IMPACT, KILLING THE COLORADO premieres Thursday, August 4 at 9PM, exclusively on Discovery Channel. The film will also be available on, Discovery Go, and Discovery On Demand on August 5.

View a preview of the film on Indiewire

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