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Journal photographer Robert Rosales and I recently visited Maxwell, NM, which I describe (I think safely, though how does one know for sure?) as having “arguably the most serious drought-driven municipal water supply problem in the state of New Mexico.”
From the story:
Asked about the burden she bears in trying to find the water to keep her village alive, Pinkston chafed at the word “burden.” What would she call it? “A responsibility,” she said.
Whatever the word, Pinkston is clear about what is at stake.
“People would just have to move if there’s no water,” she said. “We’d be a ghost town.”