colorado delta

Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // When reflecting on 2014, photographing the Colorado River Delta — typically a dead, dry estuary — kiss the Sea of Cortez for the first time in two decades due to a temporary release of water for ecological purposes, was truly a highlight. I hope to see this happen again, but drought, growing population, overallocation and antiquated water laws make such restoration projects challenging. #Mexico and the U.S. will negotiate another delta pulse flow in five years. To see another view of this ecological #artery briefly flowing last spring, go to @pedromcbride. #restoration #conservation #raisetheriver #changethecourse #petemcbride #aerial by natgeo