The hydrology component seeks to understand the spatial and temporal distribution of key hydrological parameters in the Ciénega. These parameters play an important role in determining the overall conditions and extend of the Ciénega. The parameters include: a) water inflows; b) water levels; c) bathymetry; and d) local weather. Dr. Jorge Ramirez from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) is leading the hydrological component and is working closely with the University of Arizona and the Sonoran Institute to implement the monitoring protocols.
Bypass drain discharge point into the Ciénega. View looking south.
End of the lined part of the bypass drain. View looking south
Bypass drain entering Mexico. View looking north.
Dry bed of the Colorado River at the border between Mexico and the US. The bypass drain can be seen at the lower left. View looking to the southwest.