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Water managers hopeful for better Rio Grande flows

Water managers hopeful for better Rio Grande flows

The Associated Press
April 18, 2019 10:57 AM

ALBUQUERUQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal water managers in New Mexico are ready to unveil their management plans for the Rio Grande for the rest of 2019.

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Officials with the Bureau of Reclamation and other federal, state and local water managers are gathering Thursday in Albuquerque to go over forecasts for the coming year and predictions about how much water will be released from reservoirs along the river.

Coming off a year in which record-low flows threatened to leave the Rio Grande dry through New Mexico's most populous region, officials are more optimistic.

They say snowpack is close to average in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico and a good spring runoff is expected.

US climate experts say drought conditions are expected to continue to improve across New Mexico in the coming months.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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