Families gather near the San Luis Rio Colorado bridge where there was no river only a week ago.
What better way to celebrate spring than an impromptu river party? And what better way to see that conservation and restoration measures affect much more than the ecosystems they seek to revitalize?
There’s an entire generation of people who are seeing their river for the first time.
The pulse flow is hitting its peak today, but water has been creeping its way down toward the delta since Sunday. This little bit of water has been going a long way.
Just watch as children splash around in a river bed that was bone dry only a week ago. If all goes well, the cottonwood and willow seeds that are ready to germinate will be carried down throughout the delta and take root.
Stay tuned for more.
Dep. Secretary of DOI Michael Connor addresses those assembled at the event and Morelos Dam.
via U.S. Bureau of Reclamation