Articles | Volume 380
Proc. IAHS, 380, 45–54, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-380-45-2018
Proc. IAHS, 380, 45–54, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-380-45-2018

Post-conference publication 18 Dec 2018

Post-conference publication | 18 Dec 2018

Remote sensing vegetation index methods to evaluate changes in greenness and evapotranspiration in riparian vegetation in response to the Minute 319 environmental pulse flow to Mexico

Pamela L. Nagler et al.

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Our study examined the effects of water transfer, or ecological environmental flows, from one country to another. We studied the impact of a historic, binational, water release, Minute 319 of the 1944 Water Treaty, on vegetative response along the riparian corridor on the lower Colorado River to Mexico. During the spring of 2014, 130 million cubic meters of water were released from the United States to Mexico, allowing water to reach the Gulf of California for the first time in 13 years.