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Impact of a Dry Rio Grande

October 9, 2020 – The Rio Grande has been dry near San Antonio, New Mexico, and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, for the entire summer. Now, the Albuquerque stretch of the river is also critically low and could even stop flowing this month as warm, dry conditions persist. These low flows and dry stretches affect endangered species like the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and also sandhill cranes and other migratory birds arriving in New Mexico for the season.  

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Dan Collins, Migratory Bird Coordinator, USFWS Southwest Regional Office  
Deborah Williams, Refuge Manager, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge 

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