US-Mexico Water Pact Brings Life Back To Colorado River’s Parched Delta

"A single pulse flow of water reconnects the ‘American Nile’ with the Sea of Cortez for the first time in decades"

"LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — Mexican fieldworker Mario Mendoza, 47, had not seen the waters of the Colorado River flow through the desert of northwestern Mexico since he was a child.

But after the floodgates on a dam near Los Algodones, a town on the Arizona-Mexico border, opened last year, he watched in awe as the dusty channel began to fill with water and start to flow once again toward the Sea of Cortez.

“It was marvelous,” said Mendoza, who was planting native trees on the banks when “the American Nile” began to flow along its course. “It's like being born again, seeing the river flourish again as it was before.”"

Tim Gaynor reports for Aljazeera America April 27, 2015.

Source: Aljazeera America, 04/27/2015