Drought's impact on Arizona's rivers could be dire, but WRAN's growing membership gives us hope! Photo: Jon Buford

WRAN News: May 2022

Water for the Colorado River Delta in a Dry Year

The Colorado River is once again flowing in its delta. The flows, which began on May 1, are the result of binational collaboration and deliberate management. The water is dedicated to supporting the ecosystem and local communities in a landscape where the river has not flowed  for most years in the past half century. It is a heartening bit of good news for the Colorado River, which earlier this year was designated as America’s most endangered river. Read more.

Federal Water Legislation Poised to Benefit Birds and People

Every two years, Congress works to pass a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes water projects and studies across the country. These bills generally receive bipartisan support and are opportunities to advance natural infrastructure and ecosystem restoration for critical waterways like the Colorado River, Everglades, Mississippi River, and the Great Lakes. Read more.

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