Wednesday, January 06, 2010

This MODE (Main Outlet Drain Extension) canal channels brackish irrigation run-off from Arizona's Mohawk-Wellton agricultural district all the way to the Cienega de Santa Clara in the Gulf of California. If Arizona gets its way and fires up a disused desalination plant in order to recoup the yearly 130,000 acre feet that flows through this canal, critical Mexican wetlands will be destroyed.