The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the river flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona–Nevada border, where it turns south toward the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado approaches the mostly dry Colorado River Delta at the tip of the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora. – Wikipedia
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Connecting to the Ocean
In March of 2014, the Colorado River reconnected with the ocean for the first time in 60 years. This was the result of the historic Minute 319 bi-national alliance between the U.S. and Mexican governments to restore this region, which enabled the March 2014 pulse flow, the first deliberate bi-national release of water into the Colorado River delta.
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Bureau of Reclamation
Raise the River is a partnership of five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working together for the benefit of the Colorado River Delta. Known as “the hardest working river in the Americas”, the Colorado River no longer meets its natural end in the Sea of Cortez. This has impacted communities whose history has been tied to a river which, today, no longer exists. Raise The River is comprised of the following organizations: The Redford Center, The Sonoran Institute, ProNatura Noroeste, National Audubon Society and The Nature Conservancy. The Coalition has worked with policymakers, water agencies and governmental representatives from the U.S. and Mexico since 2012, to cooperatively create historic change for the Colorado River Delta.
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