stuff I wrote elsewhere: a dry summer on the Rio Grande

Here’s a picture of the Rio Grande, at Embudo, with water: Here’s a newspaper story about the Rio Grande, at Albuquerque, without water: Without good summer rains, the Rio Grande through Albuquerque could see its lowest sustained levels since the 1970s, water managers said Wednesday. In the midst of the fourth consecutive year of extreme …

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stuff I wrote elsewhere: with water sales and revenue down, Albuquerque eyes another rate hike

From the morning paper: With revenue down as a result of dropping water sales, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority board at its Wednesday evening meeting will consider a 5 percent rate increase beginning July 1. The average homeowner’s water bill would rise roughly $3 per month, according to a report to be presented …

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Down the Landsat rabbit hole, Albuquerque edition

Now that I’ve figured out how to easily download NASA Landsat imagery, (thanks, USGS!) I don’t think I’m going to get much else done this weekend. It’s an amazing conceptual tool for helping to think about how water moves through western North America. Here’s Albuquerque on April 13, with the colors tweaked to highlight growing plants. …

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