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Rio Grande Crippled by Drought

The region's prolonged drought has impacted the Rio Grande River in multiple ways: challenging farmers, fueling environmental conflicts and sparking water disputes between Texas and its neighbors.

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain.

The region's prolonged drought has impacted the Rio Grande River in multiple ways: challenging farmers, fueling environmental conflicts and sparking water disputes between Texas and its neighbors. Among the causes cited for the Rio Grande's dwindling waters are rising temperatures that have diminished the snowpack that feeds the northern section of the river. (The New York Times)

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