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Why has an Arizona desalination plant has been idle for 30 years

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Why has an Arizona desalination plant has been idle for 30 years
By volume, the Yuma Desalting Plant is one of the largest in the United States.

Completed in 1992, the plant is owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation with the capacity to filter 73 million gallons of water per day.

It's only been used twice.

To understand why you have to go back to 1944.

In February of that year, the U.S. and Mexico signed a treaty that dictated Mexico was entitled to 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water since that is where it actually ends.

The Yuma plant was supposed to be part of the solution.

If the U.S. could not meet its obligation, the plant would make up the difference by cleaning some of the brackish return flows and deliver useable water to Mexico.

"As a last case, last ditch effort in case all other avenues don't work," Norris said.

Construction began in 1977 at a cost of $250 million. With inflation, the cost would be just over $1 billion in today's currency.

During the 15 years that the plant was under construction, the salty water needed somewhere to go, other than the river.

The Wellton Mohawk canal near Yuma was extended to divert the unusable water away from the Colorado.

The endpoint of the canal accidentally created Cienega de Santa Clara, a 15,000-acre-foot wetland in Mexico.

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