Meanwhile, on the Rio Grande…

The book project means I often pay more attention to the Colorado River, at least journalistically, than the river through my own back yard. But via the work blog, you can see that it’s dry over on this side of the continental divide as well:

Over the last 14 years there have only been three years with above average spring runoff into Elephant Butte reservoir, 1997, 2005 and 2008.

(Quote from TAMU monthly drought report.)