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Water Currents: Bringing New Life to the Colorado Delta’s Fisheries


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This post is part of a series on the Colorado River Delta.

Colorado River delta seriesThe Colorado River sustains more than 30 million people and vast areas of farmland.  But with no flow reaching the delta and the sea in most years, those last in line for the river in Mexico are suffering.

For the fishing town of El Golfo on the Upper Gulf of California and the native Cucapá community of El Mayor in the river’s delta, the damming and diverting of the Colorado has brought traditional ways of life to the brink.

Yet with a recent promise of returning water to the delta and Upper Gulf, there is hope for a turnaround of fortunes.

To learn more, watch this video (also embedded above).  Then help restore water to the Colorado River by joining Change the Course. Sign up online or text ‘River’ to 77177.

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