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By Alisa Reznick
Arizona Public Media 

For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

 

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 12:57pm

Luke Runyon/KUNC

A segment of the border barrier upstream from the Cocpah Reservation rises near Morelos Dam, which diverts the Colorado River water to farming operations in Mexico.

TUCSON-President Donald Trump's border wall now stretches along just more than 200 miles of U.S.-Mexico borderland. Progress hasn't slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic; in some places it's even accelerating. But there's a tiny swath of tribal land along the lower Colorado River where that's not the case.

The Cocopah Reservation sits in the river's delta, a corner of the borderland where California, Arizona and Mexico meet. Members of the Cocopah Indian Tribe are among the 40 million residents of Western states who receive a share of water from the vast Colorado River basin. 

But the Cocopa...



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