Stuff I wrote elsewhere: another dry year on the Rio Grande?

The January forecast is out. It is too early to panic, but not to early to have this concern duly noted:

With a bad snowpack so far, even a wet spring may not be enough to forestall the fifth consecutive year of below-average runoff on the Rio Grande, according to forecaster Angus Goodbody with the National Water and Climate Center in Portland, Ore.