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The Rio Grande Compact, signed in 1939, divvies up water between Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Read more...

By Laura Paskus • June 6, 2023 at 11:49 a.m. MDT

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Flooded with Life: Albuquerque’s Oxbow

This spring, the Rio Grande is ripping along, flush with snowmelt and boosted by spring rains. That’s good news for ecosystems along the river that have been gasping for water the past few years. One of those places is Albuquerque’s San Antonio Oxbow, a special place along the west side of the Rio Grande that hasn’t flooded in a few years. Recently, the University of New Mexico’s Wes Noe took the Our Land crew to the bluffs above the Rio Grande, to explain the oxbow’s history and importance.