NADBank Blog

March 28, 2024

Lake Mead: The giant at the U.S.-Mexico border and its role in water curtailments

Dams and lakes along the Colorado River are essential infrastructure for storing water that flows from the Rocky Mountains southwest until it reaches the Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortes, as it is known in Mexico). However, current drought conditions along the river are a wake-up call to basin members to implement mitigation efforts and water curtailments to support the sustainability of the river. In this blog, we will discuss the role and importance of Lake Mead in triggering water shortages, how water curtailments are distributed across members, how Mexico has helped the basin and recent developments to save the river.

March 12, 2024

Colorado River Basin from the lens of the U.S.-Mexico border

A lot has been written about the Colorado River Basin. Why is this post different? We are bringing a series of posts from the lens of the U.S.-Mexico border, as typically the analysis is done looking only at the U.S. side or at the Mexican side as stand-alone countries. In this series, we will convey the basics about the functioning of the Colorado River considering its characteristics, challenges, and opportunities for the U.S.-Mexico border economy. This post is the first of many that will help you quickly grasp the complexities of the system for both nations. We hope you find it informative.