Water

Sierra County Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Drought Assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Sierra County a natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Via [...]

Senator Udall Delivers Keynote Address At New Mexico WRRI’s Annual Water Conference: ‘Federal Water Policy And New Mexico: Our Progress And The Challenges Ahead’

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall: SOCORRO — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall delivered the keynote address at New Mexico Water Resources Research [...]

Summer’s here and the time is right for the waters of Elephant Butte

Now that the unofficial opening weekend of summer has come and gone with Memorial Day, when about 100,000 people descended on Elephant Butte Lake State Park, [...]

US Officials Prepare for Irrigation Season Along Rio Grande

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials are getting ready for the irrigation season along the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and water will [...]

Texas wins a round in epic water battle with New Mexico

New Mexico should be more inclined to negotiate with Texas after a recent ruling in an epic lawsuit over water in the Rio Grande, a Texas official said [...]

Next stop for Elephant Butte water dispute: US Supreme Court

For New Mexico, a lot is at stake. Though Texas also named Colorado in the suit, its real target is New Mexico. Texas alleges that by allowing farmers in [...]

Questions remain as company seeks to re-open long-defunct copper mine

Now, New Mexico Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of THEMAC Resources Group, is trying to reopen a copper mine that ran for just a few months in the early [...]