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

The Rio Grande’s Drier Future

Season 4 Episode 8 | 7m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

As the climate warms, arid regions like NM will continue to become increasingly dry. That affects our snowpack—and everything downstream, including our forests, rivers, reservoirs, and farm fields. This month, Our Land visits Elephant Butte Reservoir in southern New Mexico, which was at 10 percent capacity in March. And we consider the future of the Rio Grande, agriculture, and reservoirs.

Aired: 04/09/21

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.