In ‘Pulse Flow,’ Colorado River Reaches Its Delta For First Time This Century

ThinkProgress: It would seem a mirage. A sliver of water pulsing unevenly through the desert, just barely reaching the Gulf of California. A small fraction of the flow it started out as 1,500-miles earlier at the headwaters of the Colorado River in the Rocky Mountains. On May 15, a high tide reunited the Colorado River and its final destination for the first time in 16 years after water demand and allocation has kept it back for most of the last 50 years. And for the next five years, at least, it will happen annually.......

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