Posts By: Lynne Bairstow

Colorado River Flowing in Its Delta Again, But Restoration Hangs in the Balance

Revived river depends on consensus in binational and domestic negotiations for river management after 2026. Words by Jennifer Pitt Colorado River Program Director Published: May 21, 2024 The Colorado River is flowing again in its delta. While this is welcome news for birds and people, the long-term progress to keep the Colorado River alive in Mexico… Read more »

2024 Strategic Water Deliveries in the Delta

Strategic water deliveries return to the Colorado River Delta  Continued binational cooperation and new infrastructure benefit sustainable Colorado River management for nature and people in the Delta region   (May 21, 2024) – On March 21, with the continued efforts of the governments of Mexico and the United States, water began flowing again into the… Read more »

Water again to flow across U.S.-Mexico border in 2022

Continued binational cooperation in stainable Colorado River management benefits nature, communities, and farmers in the Delta region May 18, 2022 On May 1, water began flowing into the arid Colorado River Delta for the second consecutive year, as part of an ongoing program of scheduled deliveries, to advance sustainable management of the Colorado River, and… Read more »

Colorado River named #1 Most Endangered River of 2022

Collaborative restoration work by Raise the River is essential to mitigate threats that led to this designation by American Rivers The combined pressures of climate change and overallocation are threatening the vitality of the Colorado River, which was named today by American Rivers as the #1 most endangered river in the United States. The Colorado… Read more »