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
Desert spiny lizard
Pygmy pocket gopher
Desert pocket mouse
Merriam’s kangaroo rat
raccoonlimitrophe amphibians and mammals, 2003
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:
Where things stand… diverting elsewhere the existing channel and the flows it conveys.