Top Posts of 2013, #2: The Orvis Angler’s Choice—The Colorado River

[Editor’s Note: During this first full week of 2014, we’re counting down the Top 10 Posts of 2013. (Although, since the Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival is almost always the most-read post of each week, we’ll disqualify the F5 from this contest.) We’ll repost two of the Top 10 per day, leading up to our announcement of the most-read post, on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned all week to see what resonated most with Orvis Fly Fishing readers last year. Here’s #2, which focused on great rivers in trouble. Given the Orvis Company’s commitment to conservation, it’s graet to see such a post rank so high.]

We asked you to vote for your favorite “Angler’s Choice” river among American Rivers’ Ten Most Endangered Rivers in America. The votes are in, and the winner is The Colorado River. A lifeline in the desert, The Colorado’s water sustains tens of millions of people and endangered fish and wildlife in seven states. However, demand on the river’s water now exceeds its supply, leaving the river so over-tapped that it no longer flows to the sea.

The Colorado River
Photo: Pete McBride

Voters were automatically entered to win a Helios 2 Outfit of his or her choice, and we’re thrilled to announce the winner is Patricia S. of Louisville, MS. Patricia recently learned to fly fish while on vacation, and can’t wait to be able to fish in her own backyard. That, of course, is what this is all about – protecting and restoring all our nation’s rivers and streams so they can continue to be a source of fun and recreation as well as sustenance for generations to come.

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