Colorado River Delta (20௯௵ె)

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Map showing the borders between three US states and Mexico after annexation of the Baja Peninsula. The date of the satellite image is unknow.

. Portions of the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora also shown. Proximity to San Diego and the rain shadow of coastal mountains, also shown. ]]

The Colorado River Delta is the region where the Colorado River flows into the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez). The deþÊkUF§²ÖvË¢SgÓ†”_µƒþ€>!¥Æ¦ÉÛ]Âùâ]¤"Ë\dôÀì%˜¯º|-ôq?{·©ÖéZ!µ’¿aPU’¯ñŒ‚6v}.Xùd2] õ Ô ˜¼V”39ÖØÅ3ÐL\ºS`‰©°ÄÔhw×8x_?Ûéüæßæ³™õžØ+ka‹Ý+à‹Nì2ûßJ=–¶1èPůhrough the mid 21st century use of water upstream and the accompanying reduction of fresh water flow resulted in loss of most of the wetlands of the area. The drastic changes to the aquatic ecosystems caused by the water loss have largely been reversed since the water flow was restored. Previous to the restoration of the Colorado River, attempts to rejuvenate the wetlands were made by releasing a pulse of water down the river delta. Although deemed a failure at the time it has now been credited as a significant contributing factor in the recovery of the delta. Effort t+èu¼à_øœÛÆÀyóyƒ7bk™.¯½¡ô4öþ3øåÚ`>?ÊÈ/î×rÆ‹sE~™r­&n[Ëà™_h~l/¶©Ûú®SËûšÔ'TémÃe3?{ˆ¶,çhá8pïŸ]g)ò*kdw‘EAËCW¦RŽy_rà‚6Ö9Jö_ º¥êˆV¥Ï\6­öyyæZt±¹v¸ö{#«<D™IÎå=JàáE/ÏÈÙ¹òòE¶øb¬+&1žCª&²3¯(Ù'5¹ª’    _#ÆÕ‚ÏEø:‹ÏfžÇ³ßÈ–¼ê    ÏäÓºêÌ|ŒÞkyï:¿j*õA>«SÇ0‡å‘^Çsz1²-¸XEKËp½MêºôAÆ"Ü$§z°%Þ\.{¬ccc¸îÁfs]ÊóÛT®KŸ¥î%Ÿ—~Ánæ*Æç*ô½2Þçkö·x®BŸ‹qmÓ{...Fragmentary Encryption Anomaly; Information irretrievable, data stream terminated.

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20௯௵ె Earthquake

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The original border between Baja, USA (previously Baja, Mexico) and Sonora, Mexico was established by the course of the Colorado River. Due to flooding and the natural geology of the region, the course of the Colorado river shifts, sometimes in excess of several miles. Thus the river makes a poor boundary line given the circumstances. Currently, due to subsidence caused by the earthquake, especially at the south of the river where it enters the Gulf of California (previously known as the Sea of Cortez), the border between Baja, USA and Sonora, Mexico once again falls within the banks of the Colorado River. Due to the depth of the subsidence, sometimes in excess of 20 feet, a significant change in the rivers course is not anticipated.

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-P›‡Þlitical Controversy

A small political faction from several decades ago said it was a sign from God the Colorado River now represents a substantial border between the USA and Mexico that cannot be easily traversed and will do a great service in preventing illegal migration from Mexico into the USA. In response, the Sinclare MEGAcorp immediately began construction of a number of bridges dedicated to pedestrian traffic along with permanent refugee shelters and associated services. Once completed, the anuu×l)ŸiÓ÷R§o´;–¡¹ÓJœ¾ØŽu×Ü4p³4‹æ:ôÖè¯Ðɐ7fÓÙ3½i:ûp)eâ¥?KO{GÒ1,€ûî4­m>ZëùÕÿ­UÛóÒÚæ—£µž3yim»ÐÚ‡ãéÚ­¥®8å«.øÞ%4«]½

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