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The silt-saturated Little Colorado River meets the filtered Colorado River during a spring sun-soaked day. One of the muddiest rivers in North America, the Colorado River, is pictured here in a clear blue after being filtered by the massive Glen Canyon Dam. This is a story of water management -- a canyon where a sense of the natural is removed by wilder altercations to the fluvial geomorphic system. The Little Colorado here flows rich in mud, as the Colorado use to -- to inhabit the southwest, clarity must be found in water.

Photographer: Michael Remke