Colorado River

The Colorado River is running extremely low after nearly a decade of drought yet the demands on its dwindling water supply have never been greater. Cocopah Indians fish the rich waters of the Colorado river mouth in northern Mexico which come alive with Corvina for a couple of months each spring depending on water flow. Overtaxed by usage both north and south of the border the Colorado River is a mere stream by the time it reaches its end along the border of Baja California and Sonora in Mexico. As agricultural communities and large cities grow in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a> and draw more water from the meager supply the less flows into Mexico.
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( Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times )

The Colorado River is running extremely low after nearly a decade of drought yet the demands on its dwindling water supply have never been greater. Cocopah Indians fish the rich waters of the Colorado river mouth in northern Mexico which come alive with Corvina for a couple of months each spring depending on water flow. Overtaxed by usage both north and south of the border the Colorado River is a mere stream by the time it reaches its end along the border of Baja California and Sonora in Mexico. As agricultural communities and large cities grow in the United States and draw more water from the meager supply the less flows into Mexico.

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