Skip to comments.Colorado River reaches gulf
Posted on 05/16/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
She wasnt 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 hasnt 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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Americans call that body of water the Gulf of California. Mexicans call it the Sea of Cortez.
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.
Obama and the Democrat environments sending Amercan water to Mexico.
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.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Upriver in Colorado, its illegal to collect rainwater from your rooftop for your own use.
Of course...duck hunting should take precedence over sustaining life for humans.
Desalination of Pacific Ocean water would help this type of effort alot.
Carlsbad plant open 2016
Exactly: a colossal show of contempt by the liberal elite who have captured control of our government.
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.
For once, something in Texas is actually NOT the biggest one around.
It's too late to do anything but whine about what your forefathers did.
we do. but it was given away in 1993, not that anyone was asked:
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.
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.