Reunion after 16 years: Colorado river overcomes stubborn sandbar to meet Gulf of California

May 22, 2014 3:30 AM

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Reunion after 16 years: Colorado river overcomes stubborn sandbar to meet Gulf of California

The delta of the Colorado River, which recently joined the Gulf of California for the first time since 1998. (Photo : Francisco Zamora/Sonoran Institute)

The Colorado River has finally washed over a sandbar, connecting with the Gulf of California for the first time in 16 years. This marked the culimation of a two-month effort to bring water to the parched delta region of the river.

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