Gaining Momentum in the Colorado River DeltaDownload
The Colorado River once formed a lush delta teeming with birds and aquatic species as it owed into the Gulf of California. Historically, it covered more than 3,000 square miles of freshwater, tidal, and brackish wetlands. Due to dams and diversions, the Colorado River Delta is now a remnant of its former self, and the mighty Colorado no longer reaches the sea. But we believe the Delta is a vital resource that must be saved.
Reviving the Delta demonstrates the feasibility of large-scale restoration in response to climate impacts on ecosystems. It provides a blueprint for resuscitating shared water resources and a model that may be replicated in other similarly stressed binational watersheds.
This document highlights our goals, track record of success, and measurements of success for working in the Colorado River Delta.