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11:05 am
Mon July 27, 2009

Colorado River Trash

Flagstaff, AZ – The Colorado River near Yuma is becoming overrun with garbage. Sheriff's deputies who patrol the waterway say people are leaving behind large amounts of trash, including soda and beer cans, bottles, diapers, strollers, and folding chairs. Officials say it's becoming more common to see piles of trash from Laguna Dam to the Morelos Dam. They say many of the trash piles are sitting right next to garbage cans. Officials also say that after the 4th of July weekend, the Colorado River was practically "riddled with cans."