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We’re Gambling with Our Water

By Bob Wessely | October 20, 2020 |
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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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Let’s Get Real – Part 2

By Bob Wessely | September 17, 2020 |
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Wake up, New Mexico! We need to be honest with ourselves. Water troubles are coming, big time!

IMHO it’s about time that we pulled our political heads out of the sand. We’ve pursued the state agencies’ concepts …

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Let’s Get Real!

By Bob Wessely | August 7, 2020 |
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Wake up, New Mexico! We need to be honest with ourselves. Water troubles are coming, big time!

IMHO it’s about time that we pulled our political heads out of the sand. We’ve pursued the state agencies’ concepts …

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Healthy Soil Is a Reservoir

By Carolyn Kennedy | August 4, 2020 |
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Maintaining healthy soil aids our water supply! Healthy soil is not compacted but is absorbent. Organic matter in the soil, microbes and plant material, is made of carbon. That, along with the minerals present, creates an aerated structure for the soil. The dead matter is food for the plants and structurally acts like a sponge.…

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Basin Study Guidance Documents

By Executive Committee | July 28, 2020 |
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The Rio Grande New Mexico Basin Study seeks to develop a credible, technically based model of the Rio Grande’s possible futures, in the environment of varied management and climate alternatives. When complete, the Study will provide a sound scientific basis for planning the Rio Grande portion of New Mexico’s water future. It is one of…

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Report – All Partners Meeting April 2020

By Executive Committee | May 15, 2020 |
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Rio Grande New Mexico Basin Study conducted a webinar meeting on April 22, 2020 for all of the program partners (as of that date). The meeting agenda topics included the partners’ Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the program, the intended governance structure for the program and a preliminary look at…

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