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After Pilot Run Of Yuma Desalting Plant, Ciénega de Santa Clara Is Unchanged
2012-06-25 16:56:48

Mexico's Ciénega de Santa Clara has not changed since the 2010-11 pilot run of the Yuma Desalting Plant, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led binational team of researchers. The 15,000-acre ciénega, the largest wetland in the Colorado River Delta, is home to several endangered species and is a major stopover for birds migrating north and south along the Pacific Flyway. It lies within Mexico's Biosphere Reserve for the Upper Gulf of California...

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2010-04-28 07:34:18

A binational team is studying whether running the Yuma Desalting Plant will affect Mexico's Cienega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Colorado River Delta. The cienega, a 15,000-acre wetland, is home to several endangered species and is a major stopover for birds migrating north and south along the Pacific Flyway. The desalting plant, or YDP, is scheduled to begin its latest trial run May 3. "The plant will use U.S. agricultural runoff that would otherwise flow to this Mexican...