Water Bank Revives Delta

Mexican Farmers Sell Water Rights for a Win-Win

Colorado River Floodplain Replinshed

A strange phenomenon is happening in the Colorado River floodplain; a water bank and wild plant nursery are working together to restore the natural landscape of a farming community. Farmers are selling their water rights to the Colorado River Delta Water Trust, which then uses the water to grow native plants through the Pronatura nursery. These plants will then be reintroduced to their natural habitats and restore the natural balance of the area.

Farmers Willingly Sell Water Rights

Fair Prices and Happy Farmers All Around

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Farmers are now selling their water rights to the Colorado River Delta River Trust at fair and competitive prices. The trust is protecting this water, which is a positive alternative to having international companies pump the water or local companies to pollute it. Also, the farmers' water is being used to replenish their natural surroundings as well. They are therefore getting restitution and an improvement in their land value and landscape. It's a win-win all around!

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All information was acquired on the National Geographic Website from the A Water Bank Helps Revive Colorado Delta Willows and Wetlands article by Sandra Postel of National Geographic's Freshwater Initiative.