LOS ALGODONES, MEXICO — It has been less than a week but U.S. and Mexican officials are already calling it a historic success.

On March 23, officials from both countries began to release water from Morelos Dam to the Colorado River Delta, some 70 miles downstream. That last stretch of the river has not seen any water in decades. Some 105,000 acre-feet will flow through the gates for eight weeks, with a peak of 4,238 cubic feet per second from Thursday through Sunday.

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