Colorado river reunites with sea after 16 years

May 22, 2014 8:44 PM

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Colorado river reunites with sea after 16 years

The Colorado River has finally managed to overcome a stubborn sandbar and meet Gulf of California after 16 years. This is the end of a two-month effort to bring water to the river's delta region.

The merger of Colorado river with salt water in the Sea of Cortez brought together fresh water to the area. The waters get past the sandbar on 15 May. The Colorado River stretches 1,450 miles, running through seven U.S. states and two in Mexico.

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