Flash Flood (of Sorts) in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe River turned blue for a few moments on Saturday, Nov 20, not with water, but with people. “Flash Flood for a Living River”, a public art event hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute and 350.org brought more than 1,000 people together in the dry bed of the Santa Fe River. Holding blue signs, satellite and aerial photography captured the transformation of the river. The goal of the event was to bring awareness to the plight of the dried-out, overused Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Rio Grande that provides much of Santa Fe’s water supply (49% in 2007). In 2007, it was listed as one of the ten most endangered rivers in America by the advocacy group American Rivers.