Thirsty Cities, Dolphins and Dead Clams

New York Times

by Andrew C. Revkin

Over all, though, he said, the biggest ecological impact around the delta has come from the depletion of the Colorado. For years, Dr. Flessa has, along with Mexican communities around the delta, been calling for the water planners doling out Colorado River quotas to leave just a little bit more to rejuvenate ecosystems downstream. He and other biologists pointed out to me how certain flora and fauna showed a remarkable ability to revive if just a small flow is allowed (like the Colorado River Delta clam). Read More


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