Mesilla Valley farmers adapt amidst drought in the Southwest

50 Views   The Rio Grande is once again flowing down from Colorado through Southern New Mexico. But the water currently running is destined for use in Mexico and Texas, while New Mexico’s irrigation season won’t begin until June, as announced by the Elephant Butte Irrigation District.

This new proposal for Colorado River sharing prioritizes the environment

88 Views   A coalition of environmental groups is proposing a new set of rules for managing the Colorado River after 2026, when the current guidelines expire. Their proposal, which aims to weave environmental protections into river management policy, comes amid heated negotiations about how the shrinking river should be shared in the

What to expect from the Rio Grande SCOTUS oral arguments

129 Views   Water law winds its way slowly through the U.S. legal system, and then often all at once. On Wednesday, U.S. Supreme Court justices will evaluate the arguments from officials in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado on a plan they have put together to resolve a decade-old court case

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District announces start of 2024 irrigation season

128 Views ¬†¬†Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) ‚ÄĒ Water managers at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are preparing for the upcoming irrigation season in the middle valley, which will commence earlier compared to last year. Beginning Monday, February 26, MRGCD water managers will start charging, flushing and ensuring proper operation of

Report shows ‘systematic failures’ at New Mexico water system

177 Views ¬†¬†The water system has received more than $13.6 million for water projects from New Mexico since 2012 SANTA TERESA, N.M. ‚ÄĒ A local water system in southern New Mexico is described as “failed” in a report by the New Mexico Environment Department.