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Verde River Instream Flows Project

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Verde River Instream Flows Project

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Amazon
5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Bonneville Environmental Foundation
The Nature Conservancy of Arizona
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Colorado River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2013  »  Ongoing
Project Source: Other
Profile Completion: 58%

Project Overview

This project restores flow to the dewatered river reach that is immediately adjacent to the Wild and Scenic River section of the Verde River. As a result, the project extends viable habitat for several at risk and endangered fish species including the Razorback Sucker, Pike Minnow, Loach Minnow and Round Tail Chub. Importantly, the project has strong local support from irrigators (who will continue to receive their full allotment of water) and from local communities that d...

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This project restores flow to the dewatered river reach that is immediately adjacent to the Wild and Scenic River section of the Verde River. As a result, the project extends viable habitat for several at risk and endangered fish species including the Razorback Sucker, Pike Minnow, Loach Minnow and Round Tail Chub. Importantly, the project has strong local support from irrigators (who will continue to receive their full allotment of water) and from local communities that desire to establish river recreation and tourism on the Verde River.

Project Results

BEF’s Nature Conservancy partners estimate that the project will restore approximately 64% more flow to the river during times of drought and extreme low flows.

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