Read about the Gila and the Rio Grande, as well as about forbearance, drought, and the Strategic Water Reserve

December 4th, 2012 | No Comments

Working on the Environmental Flows Bulletin for the Utton Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law is a really exciting opportunity for me–and I hope some of you will be interested to read the stories in the current issue.

I’ve spent the last couple of months learning about the Arizona Water Settlements Act (something I’ve long been interested in, but never really understood), the water situation on the Middle Rio Grande, forbearance in New Mexico, and the Strategic Water Reserve. I’ve had the chance to interview a number of people with a range of perspectives–that includes activists, biologists, lawyers, hydrologists, and folks with the Interstate Stream Commission and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.

The stories I wrote for this issue include:

Dry Times on the Rio Grande: Minnow Numbers Hit Historic Lows
The State of Forbearance
The ISC’s Estevan López Talks Water with EFB
Thirty Years of Uncertainty: Development on the Gila

You can read the issue in its entirety by clicking here:  http://uttoncenter.unm.edu/EFlows/EFlowsDec12.pdf

If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for future issues, please drop a note to Ms. Kendall Alexander at: alexander@law.unm.edu.

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