Stuff I Wrote Elsewhere: More Water in the Desert than Usual

From the morning newspaper (sub/ad req), a look at water flowing through the woods:

Michael Porter made an auspicious discovery one morning this week in the waterlogged Rio Grande woods — silvery minnows.

For a week, high flows have brought water into newly created habitat on the river’s west side, south of Central, and the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows have apparently wasted no time taking advantage of their new digs.

“They’re already moving in,” said Porter, a fish biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Porter’s discovery came the same day a host of dignitaries from local, state and federal agencies gathered to formally cut the ribbon on the Bosque Revitalization at Route 66, 121 acres of ecosystem restoration stretching along the west side of the Rio Grande through Albuquerque.