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Friday, March 28, 2014
Mexico, U.S. Unveil Environmental Restoration Plan for Colorado River Delta
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Article from SourceMex, March 26
The US and Mexican governments have announced a pilot project to restore wetlands in the Colorado River delta in Baja California state, a once lush area that has dried up because of the diversion of water upstream. The project, which was set to start on March 23, is part of a larger effort by the two countries to bring more stability to water supplies from the Colorado River. Mexico and the US made the commitment to restore the Colorado River via a five-year agreement, signed in November 2012, which allowed the two countries to share and manage water from the waterway. The new joint effort would allow both countries to respond more efficiently to drought and other environmental challenges.