Finally After 16 Years, Colorado River Connects With Gulf Of California

May 22, 2014 9:37 AM

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After nearly 16 years, freshwater from the Colorado River flowed into the salty waters of the Gulf of California.

Last week a high tide surged past a stubborn sandbar and connected the river with the Sea of Cortez, said Francisco Zamora, director of the Colorado River Delta Legacy Program for the Sonoran Institute.

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