Colorado River Delta

September Designated as Cocopah Month in Yuma County

Sep 11, 2017
Cocopah Indian Tribe

Cities in Yuma County proclaimed September as Cocopah Month in honor of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s 100th anniversary of federal recognition.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Francisco Zamora - Sonoran Institute, with aerial support from LightHawk

As the result of a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico, the Colorado River received a pulse flow of water in spring 2014 that once again connected the river to the Gulf of California.

Conservationist Sandra Postel’s continued work in the Colorado River delta will be profiled this weekend on the new National Geographic show “Breakthrough.”

Postel is the founder of the Global Water Policy Project. She first visited the Colorado River delta in 1996.

Ted Martinez

Last year Northern Arizona University honors students traveled to southwestern Arizona and northern Mexico to explore the Colorado River Delta during a historic release of water it was hoped would revitalize the delta and make its way to the Sea of Cortez.   This year they went back to check on mesquite and cottonwood trees they planted in the wetlands and to check out the Delta a year after the "Pulse flow"…

Arizona Edition - Last month, for the first time in over a decade, water released from the Colorado River through an international agreement between the United States and Mexico made its way to the Gulf of California.