How one experiment revived Colorado River's parched delta

December 18, 2014 7:51 PM

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How one experiment revived Colorado River's parched delta

The first release of Colorado River water for environmental purposes appears to have been successful in helping restore vegetation along Mexico's stretch of the river.

For 56 days last spring, a unique pulse of water drawn from Hoover Dam's Lake Mead coursed into Mexico to the Colorado River's parched delta – once an ecological emerald set in the tawny expanse of the Sonoran Desert.

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