Colorado River finally reunited with the sea

May 21, 2014 3:35 PM

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Colorado River finally reunited with the sea

The Colorado River has been reunited with an old friend—the sea. Thanks to an agreement between the US and Mexico, water from the river has reached the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico for the first time since either 1998 (according to National Geographic) or 1993 (according to AP).

Either way, it's been a long time, and conservationists hope last week's milestone becomes a regular occurrence. The water was released in March from the Morelos Dam near the US-Mexico border, and it took about 8 weeks to complete the journey to the sea.

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