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This August, 2013 photo provided by Google is a frame from a moving time-lapse sequence of images of rafters on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park., Ariz. Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few ever get to experience - a moving tour of the river through the Grand Canyon courtesy of a Google time-lapse camera making sequential images. The search giant partnered with American Rivers to showcase the whitewater rapids, a handful of hiking trails, the towering red canyon walls and the stress placed on the river by drought and humans. The imagery taken last August went live Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Google)  AP
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This August, 2013 photo provided by Google is a frame from a moving time-lapse sequence of images of rafters on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park., Ariz. Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few ever get to experience - a moving tour of the river through the Grand Canyon courtesy of a Google time-lapse camera making sequential images. The search giant partnered with American Rivers to showcase the whitewater rapids, a handful of hiking trails, the towering red canyon walls and the stress placed on the river by drought and humans. The imagery taken last August went live Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Google)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls and geologic history.

The imagery captured from Lees Ferry south of Page to Pearce Ferry at Lake Mead went live Thursday.

Google project lead Karin Tuxen-Bettman says the 360-degree views also aim to educate people on water conservation.

Federal officials and environmentalist have been raising alarms recently about demand outstripping supply on the river serving some 40 million people in seven Western states.

Grand Canyon National Park limits the number of people who can raft the river each year. Google’s venture allows people to take the trip virtually.

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