Río Yaqui river basin at a glance

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America Lutz, Kate Curl



The Río Yaqui river basin (RYRB) is the largest in northwest Mexico, both in terms of area and volume of flow. Water resources in the region are under increasing stress due to intensive use for agriculture and urban growth, compounded by climate change and variability. More complete knowledge of the basin and its socio-ecological characteristics is necessary. This factsheet provides an overview of the RYRB and constitutes a point of departure for further research.