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Locals Help Restore the Colorado Delta

This post is part of a series on the Colorado River Delta. The Colorado River Delta once boasted a million acres of lush cattail marshes and riverside forests of cottonwoods and willows.  But today, due to dams and diversions upstream, the river rarely flows through its delta anymore, and only ten percent of that verdant…

Bringing New Life to the Colorado Delta’s Fisheries

This post is part of a series on the Colorado River Delta. The Colorado River sustains more than 30 million people and vast areas of farmland.  But with no flow reaching the delta and the sea in most years, those last in line for the river in Mexico are suffering. For the fishing town of…

Returning the Colorado River to the Sea

This post is part of a series on the Colorado River Delta. Once teeming with life and spanning some two million acres, the delta of the Colorado River ranked among the planet’s greatest desert deltas. But more than half a century of damming and diverting the river’s flow to supply the burgeoning farms and cities…