Balance Water Use with Renewable Supply

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates' purpose is to advocate for a sustainable, resilient water future for the Middle Rio Grande by demanding equitable and effective water management and planning consistent with the best available science and applicable laws.

A Call for civic engagement to participate and influence decisions that affect our water supply.


Most Recent Posts

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

By Norm Gaume | November 15, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, MST Join the nationally-syndicated public radio show Living on Earth (from PRX) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston for a virtual conversation with contributors of ALL WE CAN SAVE, a new anthology featuring expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United…

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State Water Actions Urgently Required

By Norm Gaume | November 15, 2020

Leadership and unprecedented actions are needed to prevent a Rio Grande Compact violation in 2021. Serious water planning can no longer be neglected. The legislature is requested to take five actions.

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50-Year Water Plan Briefing Paper Needs Work

By Bob Wessely | November 10, 2020

The ISC provided a draft of a “Briefing Paper: 50-Year Water Plan. If we want to make the Fifty-Year Water Plan exercise meaningful, the initial (objectives) paragraph of the Briefing Paper is far too weak. It must be strengthened significantly.

The first paragraphs of the document should unambiguously emphasize a (the) purpose or goal of…

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Announcement – Basin Study – December All Partners Meeting

By Bob Wessely | October 31, 2020

It looks like Friday, December 4th at 9:30 am works for the most number of people. We hope then to have the official start of the program’s three-year clock. Expect a draft Plan of Study about next Wednesday (Nov. 4) for your review. Bureau of Reclamation will be asking that you submit your comments and…

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Report – All Partners Meeting September 2020

By Bob Wessely | October 31, 2020

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Rio Grande New Mexico Basin Study conducted a webinar meeting on September 10, 2020 for all of the program partners (as of that date). The meeting agenda topics included a status report on the program, a presentation on the Ten Tribes Partnership involvement in the Colorado River Basin Study, and…

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Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.

By Executive Committee | October 31, 2020

The New York Times published an article on October 15 “Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.” Nearly half of the continental United States is gripped by drought, government forecasters said Thursday, and conditions are expected to worsen this winter across much of the Southwest and South. Mike Halpert, deputy…

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