Las Cruces Sun-News: Sen. Udall unveils proposals targeting NM drought

In a fitting Las Cruces location, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall unveiled a 31-page report on water scarcity in New Mexico and proposals to keep the state afloat during drought.

Udall released the document Tuesday at La Llorona Park on the banks of a very dry and sandy Rio Grande river channel. In wetter years, the river would be flowing bank to bank by this time with irrigation water. But locally, this year is the third in an ongoing river water drought —the worst in nearly a century, local experts say.

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