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Drought Hitting Rio Grande Valley Irrigators

Farmers in the Upper Rio Grande Valley are struggling as water authorities have been forced to cut allotments because of the severe drought.

The Rio Grande at the New Mexico-Texas border on Monday, December 9, 2013 in El Paso.

Farmers in the Upper Rio Grande Valley are struggling as water authorities have been forced to cut allotments because of the severe drought. Farmers and irrigation districts are adopting new conservation measures, such as lining ditches and measuring soil moisture, as predictions loom of even less water in the future. Part 5 of Quenching Our Future series. (El Paso Times)

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