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With nearly all of the Colorado River’s water diverted for human uses, its delta has withered. A plan to release some water from dams and reservoirs this spring offers hope for a greener future.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland, with information from Karl Flessa (University of Arizona), Edward Glenn (University of Arizona), Eloise Kendy (The Nature Conservancy).

Published March 22, 2014
Data acquired March 8, 2014

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Landsat 8 > OLI