Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

A Dry Rio Grande

Season 3 Episode 12 | 9m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

Paying a visit the dry bed of the Rio Grande south of Socorro, New Mexico. Biologist Thomas Archdeacon discusses why the drying occurs, how it affects endangered fish, and why this year’s recovery of rare silvery minnows was complicated by COVID-19. This year, the mountains that supply the Rio Grande saw near-normal snowpack for most of the winter, and yet drying still began in late May.

Aired: 06/12/20

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.