Tag Archives: Rio Grande

Federal Project Seeks To Transfer Water From Lawns To River Banks

ANTHONY, N.M. — Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use. The river is entirely brokered away to water crops and supply homes. As a result, plants and animals native to the river are struggling to survive. … Continue reading

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Rerouting Water Benefits Native Ecosystem Along The Rio Grande

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Drought across the West is raising questions about how we manage water in this region. In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Stories about Lines that Define Life in West Texas

This month, we brought you a week-long news series called “Lines in the Land” that explored the visible – and invisible – lines that define life in West Texas. Our part of the state is chock full of physical – borders, railroads, highways, … Continue reading

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Pipeline from the Border would bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … Continue reading

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