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Ecosystem Impacts of River Drying

A vulture sitting on a piece of tree in the middle of the dry Rio Grande.

7.29.2022 – As drying in the Middle Rio Grande expands this summer, how will that affect wildlife species and the ecosystem? Clifford Dahm, professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico’s Department of Biology has been studying desert rivers for decades. He talks about the impacts of drying, what people should be paying attention to right now as the river dries, and what the future holds for desert rivers worldwide.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Clifford Dahm, UNM Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology

For More Information:

Dry Times – Our Land Weekly

River Managers Brace for More Drying – The Paper

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