Officials Plan to Manage Water in the Rio Grande

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Federal officials have a plan for managing water in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be releasing the details of this year's operating plan during a meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque.

Officials will discuss the latest forecasts and how those will affect the potential for storage and release of Rio Grande water through the rest of the season.

Snowpack in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico was below average last winter and runoff has been dismal, making for less water in the river.

The latest forecast from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows spring and summer stream flows in New Mexico will be less than half of average and in some cases less than 25 percent of average.

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