Never before have we deliberately sent water below the Morelos Dam … to benefit the environment, … By abandoning the old framework of ‘who gets what’ and establishing cooperative management of our shared resource, the U.S. and Mexico are achieving benefits for communities and nature alike. Jennifer Pitt of the Environmental Defense Fund, who helped… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Raise The River
Nearly two decades ago, when I first visited the delta of the Colorado River in northwestern Mexico, I became obsessed with the idea that major rivers like the Colorado were running dry. I knew what the Colorado Delta had once been—a 2-million-acre expanse of wetlands, lagoons, braided channels, and towering riverside cottonwoods and willows that… Read more »
Sunday March 23, 2014, at a little after 8 am, the gates at Morelos Dam on the Mexico-Arizona border were opened for the first time in history for the purpose of allowing the Colorado River to flow downstream into its delta to water the plants and animals that live there. A crowd of more than… Read more »
Peter McBride, National Geographic
We’ve seen rivers running dry all around the world, from being dammed and diverted, and here’s one ecosystem of great significance that two countries are working cooperatively to try to restore. So many others need restoration too. Sandra Postel National Geographic Read more.