It takes more than water: Restoring the Colorado River Delta
Environmental flows have become important tools for restoring rivers and associated riparian ecosystems (Arthington, 2012; Glenn et al., 2017). In March 2014, the United States and Mexico initiated a bold effort in restoration, delivering from Morelos Dam a “pulse flow” of water into the Colorado River in its delta for the purpose of learning about its environmental effects (Flessa et al., 2013; Bark et al., 2016). Specifically, scientists evaluated whether the pulse flow, albeit minuscule compared to historical floods, could provide the ecological functions needed to establish native, flood-dependent vegetation to restore natural habitat along the riparian corridor.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||It takes more than water: Restoring the Colorado River Delta|
|Series title||Ecological Engineering|
|Contributing office(s)||Southwest Biological Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Colorado River Delta|