May 8, 2020 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we look back to 2018, when the Rio Grande dried in April after a warm, dry winter. At the time, correspondent Laura Paskus spoke with scientists whose research showed how climate change is already affecting the amount of streamflow in the Rio Grande that comes from snowmelt, especially in the spring. The river’s flow in 2020 is bearing out that grim prediction just two years later, and the segment begins with an update from Laura.
Shaleene Chavarria, graduate, UNM Earth & Planetary Sciences
David Gutzler, professor, UNM Earth & Planetary Sciences