Grand Canyon added to Google Street View!

Recently, Google launched an absolutely amazing Street View tour of all 286 miles of the Grand Canyon, captured from the very waters of the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon was actually chosen for its ecological significance.

Working in conjunction with environmental non-profit American Rivers, Google released this statement:

“For over 6 million years, the Colorado River has carved out its place on Earth. It spans over 1,450 miles, beginning in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and ending the Gulf of California in Mexico. The Colorado River serves as a lifeline in the arid Western United States. It graces 7 states, 2 countries, and 9 national parks, nourishing the lives of 36 million people and endangered wildlife. Millions depend on the river for irrigation, water supply, and hydroelectric power. However, excessive water consumption and outdated management have endangered the Colorado River.”