US-Mexico deal aims to protect wetland: Accord will test new water flows to Colorado delta

Cattails, clapper rails and honey mesquites living in the Sonoran Desert’s biologically richest wetland are being watched closely by University of Arizona scientists during the trial run of the Yuma Desalting Plant.

The wetland, Ciénega de Santa Clara, will be in better shape than it would have been had the desalting plant in Arizona opened two or three years ago.

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