New Mexico could benefit from Colorado River Basin deal

20 Views   “This agreement has potential to benefit New Mexico who depend on Colorado River water for our drinking water,” John Fleck said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Biden administration struck a breakthrough deal to address ongoing drought conditions along the Colorado River Basin Monday.

New Mexico lake, closed for a decade, inches towards reopening

54 Views   LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A lake near Ruidoso has been closed for more than 10 years due to a wildfire. Now, it is getting closer to once again welcoming visitors. Bonito Lake near Ruidoso has been closed since 2012 when it was nearly destroyed in the Little Bear Fire.

New Mexico Tech touts breakthrough water filtration invention

73 Views   University now seeking investors for salt filtering “green desalination” technology SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s no secret that the pressure on New Mexico’s fresh water systems is significant. Just last summer, the Albuquerque-area made national headlines amid the drying of the Rio Grande through the city, something that hadn’t happened since

Proposed state budget includes millions for water projects

89 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s the “year of water” at the New Mexico State Capitol. That’s according to some state lawmakers who believe the state Legislature is taking a more serious look at decreasing water supplies across the state.

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

120 Views   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that’s legally theirs. The money will help carry out agreements known as water rights settlements. They define the