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Saturday, 08 February 2014 09:46

Raise the River - Reconnect the Colorado

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We’re here to engage, inform and help you see a better future for the Colorado River Delta. The Delta was once a lush region covering over 3,000 square miles, teeming with plant, bird and marine life. However, a century of dams and diversions to supply water to farms, cities and industries in both the U.S. and Mexico have reduced the Delta to a remnant of its former self, ...
...with now-isolated stands of native trees, marshes and riverside habitat. The Colorado River no longer even regularly reaches the Gulf of California.

But over the last decade, periodic floods and innovative on-the-ground restoration efforts involving local communities have shown that a little bit of water can go a long way toward bringing the Delta ecosystem back to life. Raise the River will accelerate these restoration efforts over the next five years, demonstrate success under the new binational agreement and build momentum to eventually reconnect the river to the Gulf of California.

 

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