Feds say Rio Grande flow could drop significantly

Associated Press: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has issued a dire prediction for the future of the Rio Grande. The government says the river's water supply could decline 7 to 14 percent on average by midcentury as a result of a warmer climate. The forecast was presented during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting in Santa Fe Wednesday. The state climatologist told the gathering much of New Mexico is experiencing extreme drought conditions with below-average river flows because of a dry winter.......

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