With the Rio Grande Dry, El Paso Turns to Alternatives

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Update, May 17, 4 p.m.:

Erasmo Yarrito, Jr., who serves as the "water-master" for the Rio Grande, meaning that he oversees the river from south of El Paso down to the Gulf, said that water levels in two key reservoirs, Falcon Lake and Lake Amistad, were normal for this time of year. "We're sitting very well with our municipal use," he said.

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The Rio Grande near El Paso has run dry — a situation that hasn't occurred in almost 10 years — removing a key source of water for the city.

"There is currently no water in ...

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