draught riverbed dried up-NYTvidCalled “The Nile of North America, the Colorado River flowed freely across the Mexico border 50 years ago and fed the delta to the sea. Until the 1960’s, when the dam in Glen Canyon was built along with a series of  canals built to divert the water.

After decades of dismay in Mexico over the state of the delta, there is reason for some optimism.

An amendment to a seven-decades-old treaty between the United States and Mexico, called Minute 319, will send water down the river once again and support efforts to restore native habitat and attract local and migratory wildlife.

(WATCH a gorgeous video or read the story at the New York Times)

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