Wednesday February 1, 2023

US Times Post

When the Colorado River reaches the US-Mexico border, it encounters the Morelos Dam. Almost all of the remaining water is channeled into a giant canal and flows toward the fields and towns of Baja California.

South of the dam, the last river disappears into the desert.

The sandy riverbed continues to meander through fields of wheat, hay, cotton and vegetables, meandering past the town of San Luis Rio Colorado, where little or no water has passed under the bridge for years.

Mexico is entitled to receive 1.5 million acre-feet of water per year under a 1944 treaty. But in recent agreements with the US, Mexico has also agreed to participate in reductions if shortages arise.

Last year, Mexico’s share was reduced by 5%. This year it will lose 7% of its water.

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