The Platte River is a major watershed in the heart of the Great Plains. The Platte waters crops and cattle, hosts resident and migrant wildlife, supplies thirsty cities, fuels power generators, and delights fishermen and boaters.
These photographs help us see a watershed through time.
We all live in a watershed, a region defined by water. This unifies us more than we may realize. This series, a collaboration between Platte Basin Timelapse and NET Radio’s Humanities Desk, looks closely at how water shapes our landscapes and lives on the Great Plains through the voices of people who live here.