Posts Tagged: Colorado River Delta

Connecting Youth with Nature

a story of Sonoran Institute’s community engagement in the Colorado River Delta By: Gabriela González Olimón Mexicali, Baja California‒ I am watching kids skim their fingers on the water, sitting on the edge of what is left of this river. Restoring a fragile ecosystem is a very ambitious project; nonetheless Sonoran Institute has been working in the… Read more »

The Colorado River Delta Pulse Flow: 1 year later

  By: Eloise Kendy Water creeping, then pouring, then flowing into bone-dry sand until the desiccated channel transformed into a bona-fide river once again. Children splashing and kayakers paddling in a river they had never seen before—a celebration of a river reborn. These are the images I recall from a year ago, when I travelled along… Read more »

Part 4: Farmers Benefit from the Return of the River

This is the fourth blog in a 5-part series on the Colorado River pulse flow, written by Cesar Angulo, an environmental journalist in Mexico, and commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund. Read Parts 1, 2 and 3. In the last stretch before reaching the Gulf of California, the Colorado River divides two of the most productive agricultural valleys of Northwestern Mexico: the… Read more »

We told you the pulse flow was working!  Check out this extraordinary image from NASA. The first image was taken in April 2013, and the second was taken in April 2014 – a few weeks after the pulse flow event. If you play with the slider (which we definitely did), you can see the river bed filling… Read more »