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Water in the West

Pipeline Trek from Blake Gordon on Vimeo.

"Water is the true source of wealth in a dry land" - Wallace Stegner

How does a community begin to define its future? Is it merely shaped by market forces? Does it have to sacrifice part of itself for its future? The conversation is changing from Progess to Quality of Life in places. But how does that play out? How does that play out for a deeply conservative town in southwestern Utah?

I joined Lin Alder and Scott Hirschi as the embarked on an exploratory trek along a route for a proposed pipeline from Lake Powell to the St. George, UT area - roughly 170 miles. I shot stills, video, interviews and all. A final piece is yet to come, but the material serves is rich and the questions are richer. Stay tuned.

on the road

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