Our work in the Colorado River Delta includes:
- Helping negotiate Minute 319, the first international treaty to which non-governmental organizations are a party, and we are currently engaged in negotiations for a successor agreement.
- Raising money along with our Raise the River partners to meet the NGO commitment to buy water for the environment.
- Co-leading the binational science team that designed the pulse flow and is monitoring its hydrologic and ecological responses.
- Documenting the pulse flow through time-lapse photography.
In Spring 2014, the historic pulse flow took place, bringing water back to the Colorado River Delta. Read the top four results.
Three years after an historic agreement to manage the Colorado River, check in with Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy to see the progress that's been achieved.
June/July 2015: Nature Conservancy Magazine
In 2014, water flowed into the final miles of the Colorado River’s dry channel for the first time in more than a decade. Six months later, signs of new life were showing.
Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy travels a familiar road to see the results of last year's historic water release.
Conservancy scientist Eloise Kendy returns to the Colorado River Delta to see the results of the historic release of water.
Thanks to an historic agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water—and hope—have returned to the Colorado River Delta.
Eloise Kendy talks about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that will allow for the release of water into the Colorado River Delta.
See photos from before, during and after the historic return of water to the Colorado River Delta.
March 2014: Conservancy Talk
Is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As Water flows into the delta, our Colorado River Program Director Taylor Hawes sees hope.
Watch a video about how history was made in the Colorado River Delta when the U.S. and Mexican governments release some 105,000 acre-feet of additional water into the river.
Watch a slideshow describing the plan to release water into the Colorado River Delta.