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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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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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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New Mexico has not met its obligations to deliver Rio Grande water downstream under the Rio Grande Compact among CO, NM, and TX.  Over the past decade, our under-deliveries through the Middle Rio Grande to Elephant Butte have brought us from a substantial credit into a significant debit for the first time since 1990.  If…

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New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) is holding its 65th Annual Water Conference entitled “Meeting New Mexico’s Pressing Water Needs: Challenges, Successes and Opportunities” on October 26-29, 2020 at 11:00 am. Click here to register. For the first time in its 65-year history, the NM WRRI Annual New Mexico Water Conference will be held…

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NMSU is sponsoring an on-line Soil Health Workshop on October 27 and 28 from 9:00 am -3:30 pm each day. Click here to register. Join us for this two-day online Soil Health Workshop. The workshop will address fundamental aspects of soil health, as well as applied soil management for cropland and rangeland. Topics include the…

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The Santa Fe New Mexican has published an article addressing a coming PBS special. The special concerns a proposed New Mexico constitutional amendment to place priority on maintaining a clean environment. State Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez will sponsor a New Mexico Constitution Green Amendment Resolution in the 2021 Legislature. If passed this resolution will give…

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The New York Times has published “Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In …” an extensive article addressing our options moving forward. While said about climate change, two quotations stand out and are directly applicable to water issues in New Mexico: “There’s too much complexity and, frankly, too much that needs to be changed, that we’re…

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The Albuquerque Journal has published “Court ruling aids pueblo water rights” addressing an appeals court ruling affirming Pueblo water rights. When Spanish conquistadors established settlements in what is now New Mexico, they likely had no idea their actions would be cited centuries later in legal arguments over water rights. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court…

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