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“Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta’s birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report prepared for the International Boundary and Water Commission by a binational University of Arizona-led team.

The report “Minute 319 Colorado River Limitrophe and Delta Environmental Flows Monitoring Final Report” was released today by the U.S. Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission Jayne Harkins at the Colorado River Water Users’ Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

“This report provides solid scientific information about our . The findings will help us apply environmental  more effectively in the future,” Harkins said.

Karl W. Flessa, UA professor of geosciences and co-chief scientist of the Minute 319 monitoring team, said “We learned that a little bit of water, in the right places, does a lot of environmental good. The report is really a road map for restoration in the delta.”…”

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