Thursday, March 27, 2014

Colorado River Delta re-watered by pulse flow

Seasonal high flow water releases, or pulse flows, are increasingly used to simulate natural hydrology and manage river habitats downstream of dams and diversions. Beginning March 23rd and continuing for eight weeks, about 1 percent of the Colorado River’s waters will be released into the Colorado River Delta in Mexico.  The release is part of a five-year pilot project designed to restore the delta environment and is part of an amendment to a decades old treaty between the United States and Mexico on management of Colorado River water.  Read more online.