This post is part of a series on the Colorado River Delta.
The Colorado River sustains more than 30 million people and vast areas of farmland. But with no flow reaching the delta and the sea in most years, those last in line for the river in Mexico are suffering.
For the fishing town of El Golfo on the Upper Gulf of California and the native Cucapá community of El Mayor in the river’s delta, the damming and diverting of the Colorado has brought traditional ways of life to the brink.
Yet with a recent promise of returning water to the delta and Upper Gulf, there is hope for a turnaround of fortunes.
Special thanks to Silk and Coca-Cola, Charter Sponsors for Change the Course. Additional funding generously provided by the Walton Family Foundation.