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Flooded with Life: Albuquerque’s Oxbow

6.9.23 – 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.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Wes Noe, University of New Mexico Biology Department