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Colorado River reaches gulf
Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 5:14 PM EDT | Astrid Galvan

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai

She wasn’t necessarily popping champagne Thursday, but conservationist Jennifer Pitt was certainly celebrating the arrival of water from the Colorado River into the Sea of Cortez.

It was a monumental moment for conservationists, who said that water hasn’t flowed regularly from the Colorado River to the sea in more than 50 years. It temporarily reached the sea twice in the 1980s and last in 1993. […]

The water reached the sea on Thursday afternoon. It traveled nearly 100 miles from a previously barren delta at the Morelos Dam just south of where California, Arizona and Mexico meet. It was a result of a bi-national agreement that came together after years of negotiations.

Enough water to supply over 200,000 homes for a year was released on March 23 in an effort to revive trees, wildlife and aquatic life that have perished since the (Colorado River D)elta dried up decades ago. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Gardening; Weather
KEYWORDS: california; coloradoriver; envirowackos; gulfofcalifornia; mexico; seaofcortez

1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Americans call that body of water the Gulf of California. Mexicans call it the Sea of Cortez.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 3:18:32 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Olog-hai
Bull! It's been going to the Gulf for a long time
3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:19:55 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

What a waste - all that water flowing through a vast arid area, NOT being used by the humans for its life-giving properties, just running back into the sea.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama and the Democrat environments sending Amercan water to Mexico.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 3:20:41 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Olog-hai

My father is a lifelong duck hunter, and one of the most ardent proponents for the of conservation of wetlands. I tend to be skeptical of the enviros, but dad would be thrilled to hear about this.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:21:25 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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Did You Know?

The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?

Please Donate And Keep FR Running


7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:22:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Upriver in Colorado, its illegal to collect rainwater from your rooftop for your own use.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: LonelyCon

Of course...duck hunting should take precedence over sustaining life for humans.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: Olog-hai
Cut off LA from any water derived from outside its local watershed.

SF too.

10 posted on 05/16/2014 3:24:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

Desalination of Pacific Ocean water would help this type of effort alot.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 3:26:04 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon

Carlsbad plant open 2016


12 posted on 05/16/2014 3:27:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: bboop

Exactly: a colossal show of contempt by the liberal elite who have captured control of our government.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Olog-hai

That’s because of all those parasites in “environmentally conscious” LA who insist on living in a desert, which means they have to steal their water from somewhere else.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 3:30:15 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: mabarker1
What you linked to is "A Colorado River" not "The Colorado River".

For once, something in Texas is actually NOT the biggest one around.

15 posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:56 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: IronJack
Good conservatives from the good ole' days sold water to the West for cold hard cash.

It's too late to do anything but whine about what your forefathers did.

16 posted on 05/16/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Dilbert San Diego

we do. but it was given away in 1993, not that anyone was asked:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River_Delta

(”biosphere reserve”)


17 posted on 05/16/2014 3:41:35 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

If they can dynamite dams that are obstructing river flows, they can cut of the LA Basin and restore the natural flow to the Colorado.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 3:42:52 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

19 posted on 05/16/2014 3:46:10 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: bboop
The water WAS used, for irrigation. TOO MUCH had been drained off the mighty river. This isn't old news.

My mother worked (as a secretary) a long time ago in the Arizona-California battle over that same river. Both states drained the HOLY PIE outta that river.

One of the attorneys working for California was a man called Richard M. Nixon.

20 posted on 05/16/2014 3:47:57 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Olog-hai
...provide habitat for a host of wildlife, including endangered birds such as Yuma clapper rails, Virginia rails, and California black rails, says Hinojosa Huerta. Migratory birds like warblers and flycatchers will also benefit from restored habitat in the delta, which serves as an important corridor on their journey. The southwestern willow flycatcher is one species of special concern...

southwestern willow flycatcher is the same bird that enviros used to pressure the BLM to act against Bundy

Binational Cooperation -
The landmark agreement clearing the way for this spring's water release, known as Minute 319, was signed in November 2012 as an addendum to the 1944 water treaty between the U.S. and Mexico.
In addition to the pulse flow, the agreement allows Mexico to store water in U.S. reservoirs, and it specifies that both countries will share the benefits of water surpluses

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140322-colorado-river-delta-pulse-flow-morelos-dam-minute-319-water/

21 posted on 05/16/2014 3:56:44 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Olog-hai

A quick check of the delta region on Google earth lends perspective to this article. The river delta appears to be one gigantic wetland, with several fingers of the gulf extending up into it from the south.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 4:00:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

And the world does not revolve around kookafornia.

If southern kookie did not suck up every drop of water in the Southwest and waste it THAT Colorado river might not be dry!


23 posted on 05/16/2014 4:03:30 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

This article sounds so bogus. Where was the water released from? Sure reads like it was released from a dam in Mexico, NOT in the US. In other words, Mexico has been holding this water back. Plus, it was called a pulse release which sounds like it was a temporary release.

Best as I know from living in the So Cal desert, water has been flowing into Mexico for years, maybe not much but it flows. As for the Colorado, there has been a drought for several years, and the river is running low. Check the water levels behind the Hoover Dam.

As for the quality of that water, it is not good as it has a high salinity level. Not sure it is drinkable, and it may harm plant life.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 4:12:53 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: cloudmountain
Arizona-California battle over that same river. Both states drained the HOLY PIE outta that river.

Thanks! we LOVE that Colorado River water.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 4:13:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: Oliviaforever
Obama and the Democrat environments sending Amercan water to Mexico.<

No. Mexico has a legitimate share of the Colorado's water. The water in question was, indeed, released from a dam that is physically located in Mexico -- just south of the border.

26 posted on 05/16/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by okie01
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To: bboop

What a waste - all that water flowing through a vast arid area, NOT being used by the humans for its life-giving properties, just running back into the sea.


They warned climate change would raise the ocean water levels. They’re getting worried. Have to help raise that level. Haha!


27 posted on 05/16/2014 4:49:29 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: bboop

just running back into the sea.”

Well, they said the seas are going to rise 12 feet. It has to come from somewhere.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 4:51:16 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Olog-hai

There used to be steamboats on the Colorado.

The Salton Sea was formed when an irrigation project failed during a flood, sending Colorado river water into the depression there.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 4:55:58 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: cloudmountain

What can ‘too much’ mean, though? If now it is not being used and allowed to just ‘run free?’ The ocean didn’t need it, the land does.

My sis is a hydrogeologist, worked on this stuff in Arizona, too. She said the politics turned her stomach.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 5:06:54 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: mabarker1
The vast majority of water used by Kookoo-fornicators is used in farming. Even though the cities use relatively little water, we receive the brunt of water rationing and increases in water prices.

The farmers tried to use less water by replacing traditional irrigation with drip irrigation. What happened was that because of the reduced water flow salts and other nasty things started to pile up in the soil. So they had to flood the fields to get rid of these toxins. So there was no real savings.

If you're OK with corn and wheat, and don't want any fresh fruit and veggies then Kookoo-for-Cocoa-Pervs-ornia can pound sand.

But if you're a conservative, and you believe in tradition and contracts, and your forefathers were too shortsighted to see how valuable water would become and failed to retain sufficient water rights then you either have to renege on your contracts or pound sand yourselves.

31 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:59 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Oliviaforever
The distribution of the Colorado River water between Mexico and US is covered by a 1944 treaty.

International Boundary and Water Commission

32 posted on 05/16/2014 6:28:03 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: bboop
1. What can ‘too much’ mean, though? If now it is not being used and allowed to just ‘run free?’ The ocean didn’t need it, the land does.
2. My sis is a hydrogeologist, worked on this stuff in Arizona, too. She said the politics turned her stomach.

1. A river is more than just a funnel of water. It affects the entire ecology around it on both sides. It affects the weather as well. It's more complicated, I know, that just a funnel of water. You know that.

It also supports all the life from microscopic to full blown fish and fish provide food for all kinds of mammals.

As the water enters the sea, there are estuaries, deltas and confluences, all important parts of our ecology.

And, sooner or later the water, at sea or in lakes, evaporates and comes down as rain somewhere else.

Also, there is EXACTLY the same amount of water on earth today as 5 billion years ago. No more, no less. In many forms.

2. Your sis...I bet she has had a BELLYFULL of all the politics. It won't be ending any time soon. Just a guess! :o)

I'm sure your sister has managed to sort our all the B.S. and focus on the important stuff: God, family (especially sibs!) and friends. Make her day and send her a SMALL box of chocolate candy, just for fun.

33 posted on 05/16/2014 6:37:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Jeff Chandler
Lol. What's wrong with that picture?

NOT A THING as long as I have a pair of dry socks in the truck of my car after I've played the course.

34 posted on 05/16/2014 6:38:48 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: entropy12
Of course...duck hunting should take precedence over sustaining life for humans.

Not what conservationism is all about. We don't always make good decisions on where to develop "civilization" and then expand to the point where local resources cannot support it. The Colorado River and the "management" of the whole area has been a cluster....

35 posted on 05/17/2014 4:17:11 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Grams A

hahah


36 posted on 05/17/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: cloudmountain

ah the water cycle. who knew/s


37 posted on 05/17/2014 11:42:19 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Grams A

hahaha


38 posted on 05/17/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

Lol. WHODDA thunk?


39 posted on 05/18/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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