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Meetings and Activities > 2007-10-16 Delta Tour

2007-10-16 Delta Tour- Photos

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Francisco Bernal from the Mexico Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (on left) joins Jack Simes of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Francisco Bernal from the Mexico Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (on left) joins Jack Simes of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to provide participants with a general overview of the binational water infrastructure features in the delta region. A Colorado River wetlands restoration project
A Colorado River wetlands restoration project at the Cocopah Nation.
The Colorado River and the Eastside wetlands restoration
The Colorado River and the Eastside wetlands restoration project as viewed from the Yuma Territorial Prison.
Tucson-based Sonoran Institute and tour participants U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Desalting Plant (YDP).
The tour was organized in conjunction with the Tucson-based Sonoran Institute.  Here, tour participants pose as a group at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Desalting Plant (YDP).
The Cocopah Nation hosted  tour Colorado River ecosystem.
The Cocopah Nation kindly hosted the tour participants and facilitated a learning experience regarding this Native American community with strong links to the Colorado River ecosystem.
Jack Simes from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office
Jack Simes from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office, describes the capabilities of their Water Quality Improvement Center (WQIC) which serves as a research facility for desalination technologies.
White pelicans in flight formation
White pelicans in flight formation at the Ciénega de Santa Clara.
Francisco Zamora from the Sonoran Institute (left), and Sid Wilson, General Manager of the Central Arizona Project (right)
A field discussion about the geological history of the Colorado River Delta Region.  Pictured are Francisco Zamora from the Sonoran Institute (left), and Sid Wilson, General Manager of the Central Arizona Project (right).
Morelos Dam, wholly located in Mexico
Morelos Dam, wholly located in Mexico, is the point from which Mexican water managers distribute their annual allocation of 1.5 Million Acre Feet of Colorado River water.
The Ciénega de Santa Clara
The Ciénega de Santa Clara supports numerous avian species including some that are threatened or endangered.
Ciénega de Santa Clara
Tour participants get a close look at the Ciénega de Santa Clara ecosystem.
The Ciénega de Santa Clara in Sonora
The Ciénega de Santa Clara in Sonora is almost entirely dependent on agricultural tailwater that comes from Arizona.
Colorado River Baja California and Sonora
Colorado River water ready for delivery to agricultural and municipal entities in Baja California and Sonora.
Spill water entering the Colorado River channel in Mexico
Spill water entering the Colorado River channel in Mexico.
The Mexican National Water Commission’s (CNA) control room
The Mexican National Water Commission’s (CNA) control room for the delta region’s Irrigation District #14.  The control facility is located on the Baja California side of the Colorado River, west of the Sonoran city of San Luís Río Colorado.
Francisco Bernal from the Mexican Section of the IBWC
Francisco Bernal from the Mexican Section of the IBWC, describes the extensive water infrastructure system that is in place for delivery of Mexico’s Colorado River allocation.