What Happens When You Wall Off a River?

Trump’s wall will cut communities off from water, nature, recreational lands

Laiken Jordahl
May 17, 2019 · 3 min read
The Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas. Border wall construction is slated to begin here this fall. Photo: Laiken Jordahl

On a recent Sunday, some friends and I slipped a canoe into the cool, clear water of the Rio Grande at the eastern tip of Starr County, just below Falcon Lake.

We waved to a group of young boys, laughing as they cast fishing lures into the…