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La Nina Winter Soaks

Fields of Gold in Northern New Mexico's Monsoon Season

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Much of New Mexico is in drought, but signs of water abound near…
La Nina Winter Soaks

The Stream, January 9: West Bank Floods as Wall Blocks Drainage

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Winter Storms An Israeli security barrier built mostly in occupied…
La Nina Winter Soaks

The Stream, December 27: Evaporation to Exacerbate Western Water Shortages

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Temperatures nudged higher by climate change will increase evaporation…
San Luis Valley

Water Shortages Trickle Down the Rio Grande

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Groundwater is a proven crutch for dry times, but how much weight…

Parsing the Water Pricing Data

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Which cities have the highest rates? And why? Yesterday, Circle…
Groundwater Rescues New Mexico Farmers

In These Dry Times, Groundwater Rescues New Mexico Farmers

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Surface water allocations last year were 10 percent of normal,…

Food vs. Water: High Commodity Prices Complicate Aquifer Protection in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

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Decades of groundwater pumping have left one of the San Luis Valley aquifers in a perilous state. To restore its health — and the foundation of the local economy — valley leaders are developing a plan to pay farmers to fallow up to 16,000 hectares. But with commodity prices soaring, will anyone go for it, or will the state have to step in?
La Nina Winter Soaks

Strong La Niña Winter Soaks Much of the Western United States, But Leaves Southwest Dry

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Western states confront potential for floods and wildfires.