This week on Unbottled, we’re paying tribute to the Colorado River – named America’s most endangered river in 2012. Each day, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about this important water source through a series from National Geographic. And you’ll also have a chance to help restore 1,000 gallons to the Colorado River by taking the free pledge. Find out more about Change the Course here and check out our third blog of the series below.

Kirk Klancke has watched over Colorado's Fraser River for decades.

In the small town of Fraser, Colorado, a bronze Dwight D. Eisenhower is having a good day: Fly fishing, he has just caught a trout out of the river and is skillfully depositing it into his basket. The former president is appropriately dressed for the occasion with wading boots, an angler's vest, and a wide-­brim hat. Decades before, the real Ike could be seen angling much the same way in about the same spot. For Kirk Klancke, it's a nice reminder of what the Fraser River once was: a sportsman's paradise, one that attracted such a five-­star guest.

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