Posts Tagged: Minute 319

Colorado River reaches the Gulf of California once more

Colorado River reaches the Gulf of California once more John Trotter, a New York based photographer, partnered with with High Country News to document the Colorado River Pulse Flow. In our opinion, he is capturing the soul of what policy initiatives like Minute 319 can accomplish. Click the link in the headline to see his… Read more »

Colorado River progress flows from cooperative spirit

The Colorado River is an extraordinary river whose currents flow not just in one direction, but in many directions across landscapes and borders, meeting many needs and demands. Last month, the Colorado River began to flow once again toward the Gulf of California as part of an unprecedented agreement to improve the riparian environment of… Read more »

Will the Colorado River Delta Pulse Flow Make it to the Sea?

One of the big unknowns of the pulse flow of water currently working its way down the channel of the Colorado River in its delta is whether that water will reach the sea.  The mouth of the Colorado River drained historically into the Upper Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), a unique body of water that Jacques Cousteau called… Read more »

Chasing the Historic “Pulse Flow” Through the Colorado River Delta

For one week now, the Colorado River has been flowing into its delta.  It’s the first ever deliberate release of water here to benefit the environment. That the river is flowing again in its delta is somewhat astounding, all the more remarkable because it’s happening as the result of cooperation between the United States and Mexico under a… Read more »

Sometimes public policy can seem abstract and far away, but witnessing the human impact of last week’s pulse flow event has been particularly gratifying.  Many of the children in communities along the Colorado have never seen water in the river. This video footage from the Sonoran Institute highlights the benefits of Minute 319’s restoration projects,… Read more »