After a 1944 United States-Mexico Treaty the Morelos Dam was built in 1950 across the Colorado River between the town of Los Algodones, Baja California, and Yuma County, Arizona. The eastern half the dam lies inside United States territory; but Mexico is

April 7, 2014

(ALL RIGHTS) May 2013. After a 1944 United States-Mexico Treaty the Morelos Dam was built in 1950 across the Colorado River between the town of Los Algodones, Baja California, and Yuma County, Arizona. The eastern half the dam lies inside United States territory; but Mexico is responsible for all maintenance. The dam allows Mexico to divert its allotted water from the Colorado River to croplands in the Mexicali valley. The Morelos Dam is the final dam on the Colorado River, and is run by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). Photo credit: © Erika Nortemann/TNC

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