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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote The Chihuahuan Desert Trilogy: Part 2 CDRI Productions An Award Winning Film from the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute Where Rainbows Wait for Rain is the second documentary on the Chihuahuan Desert produced by Harry L Gordon for the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and filmed largely in Big Bend National Park, Texas and at Cuatrociénegas in the northern state of Coahuila, Mexico. Cuatrociénegas (which means four marshes) is located a valley floor studded with white gypsum sand dunes and ringed by mountains, hundreds of springs emerge from the ground filling blue-green pools, streams and rivers. Communities of microbes build rocky freshwater reefs in the warm, mineral rich water. Fish, turtles, shrimp, clams, snails, lizards and snakes found nowhere else in the desert, or the world for that matter, thrive here. With over 70 such endemic species, it is often compared to the Galapagos Islands. The World Wildlife Fund ranks it as one of the three most “biologically outstanding” desert freshwater ecoregions in the world. Video Rating: / 5

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  • Joan Fong 3 months ago

    Ahhhh!  Part 2 of my favourite trilogy. Still with Burgess Meredith and Chopin on the guitar. And all the birds are still there.

  • AwishBright Entertainment 3 months ago

    "When I was young we argued about the mirage at the end of the road. The lake you never came to that some said, was just heat rising. No lake at all. Can't be photographed, some kid said. Some said, Could. Now I am grown. And I can't remember the answer to the mystery. I still don't know for sure what it is out there in the desert beyond where the road goes. I asked the Old Man if there was a lake out there. He said, There was. Not something imagined or dreamed or some trick of the eye or mind. He said, he would take me there. The lake beyond where the road goes…"

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