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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.

The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates call for civic engagement to participate in and influence decisions that affect our water supply.


Most Recent Posts

Annual MRGWA Conference – 2021 (now 2022)

By Executive Committee | September 25, 2021

RESCHEDULED from October 30, 2021 to January 8, 2022 —- We are postponing in order to optimize opportunities for a diversity of people to participate, and to build on the work that will be done this fall during other stakeholder gatherings. The Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates will be holding their annual conference virtually starting…

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Water Authority Withdraws – Why?

By Executive Committee | July 13, 2021

On July 13, 2021, U. S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has chosen to end its participation in the just-starting multi-entity Rio Grande Basin Study. The announcement included a copy of the letter from the Chief Planning Officer of ABCWUA to USBR and MRGCD, which provided no rationale…

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Webinar on ISC’s 50 Year Leap Ahead Analysis

By Executive Committee | July 6, 2021

The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission will be holding a one-hour webinar, starting at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The session will present the 50-Year Leap Ahead Analysis that ISC’s team of technical experts has in process. When completed, probably late summer 2021, the analysis should provide a solid technical foundation for the…

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

By Executive Committee | June 30, 2021

New York Times has published “Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins” addressing the impacts to date of climate change in the western United States. The June 17, 2021, article is a broad review of the various troubles that climate change is bringing the United States already this year. A heat dome is…

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Request for Nominations for Officers, MRG Water Advocates

By Executive Committee | June 17, 2021

This is a request for nominations for officers (President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer) of the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates. The election of officers will be held at the Water Advocates’ Annual Business Meeting on August 17, 2021. Nominations may be submitted to info@mrgwateradvocates.org until one month prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Nominees will…

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A Small Farm Future III: Seeds-Sharing-Enough

By Lynn Montgomery | June 13, 2021

When I first proposed the idea of A Small Farm Future it got a strong reaction. Some thought I was out of line to propose such an outlandish idea.  Any large new idea usually has this reaction. It is not my idea, but author and farmer Chris Smage’s. I wished to convey it to the…

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Final Draft Plan of Study Released for Comment

By Bob Wessely | May 17, 2021

The Rio Grande Basin Study: Lobatos Gage to Elephant Butte Dam (Basin Study) presents a unique opportunity to develop projections of future water supply and demand and use them to model and evaluate potential adaptation strategies that are not constrained by current operating practices, infrastructure capacity, and policy constraints.

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Virus Lockdowns Cut Pollution, Slowing Snowmelt in South Asia

By Executive Committee | May 12, 2021

The New York Times has published ‘”Virus Lockdowns Cut Pollution, Slowing Snowmelt in South Asia” addressing the runoff effects of pandemic-caused reduction in dust on snowpack. Cleaner skies over South Asia that resulted from pandemic lockdowns last year likely affected the timing of snowmelt in the Indus River basin of Pakistan and India, researchers reported…

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Water Wells Are at Risk of Going Dry in the U.S. and Worldwide

By Carolyn Kennedy | May 12, 2021

The Conversation (funded by the University of California has published “Water Wells Are at Risk of Going Dry in the U.S. and Worldwide” by Professors Debra Perrone and Scott Jasechko, University of California at Santa Barbara, addressing the worldwide decline of groundwater. “As the drought outlook for the Western U.S. becomes increasingly bleak, attention is turning…

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SECURE Water Act Webinar – Rio Grande Basin

By Executive Committee | May 2, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will be holding a webinar starting at 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The session will address the Rio Grande Basin section of the agency’s recently issued Report to Congress. This webpage has links to excellent information about climate change and water supply reliability. The report includes a volume on…

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