Satellites show shrinking US aquifers in drought-stricken areas

ClimateWire: Albuquerque District's Rio Grande coordinator, measures the water level in the Rio Grande with a calibrated survey rod. Image: Flickr/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers In New Mexico, the Rio Grande is trickling through Albuquerque at only a quarter of its normal flow. The parched range and pastureland in the southwest part of the state are all rated in poor condition by the Department of Agriculture. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor published Thursday, 45 percent of the state is suffering from......

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