DREDGING FOR DIPLOMACY?. THE BORDER ENVIRONMENT AT RISK McGeorge Law School February 19, 2005. presentation overview. the Colorado River limitrophe the dredging project environmental alternative. Less than 1% of the Colorado’s water reaches its delta.
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THE BORDER ENVIRONMENT AT RISK
McGeorge Law School
February 19, 2005
native habitat created
Black chinned hummingbird
Yuma clapper rail
Southwest willow flycatcherlimitrophe birds, 2003high regional importance
Relies on a 1940’s flow study
Requires flood capacity of 140,000 cfs today considered the 10,000-year flood
- Boundary Treaty (1970)
Boundary determined by river channel
Environmental Defense response:
Do not strand existing native riparian forest by diverting elsewhere the existing channel and the flows it conveys.