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Study Questions NM Water Allocation

8.4.23 – Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel discuss a report from a national activist group that calls for New Mexico officials to pare back water access for agriculture businesses and to prioritize residential and drinking water. Gene asks the panelists to consider how the state’s water scarcity impacts farming, farmers and consumers.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Paula Garcia, executive director, New Mexico Acequia Association
John Fleck, professor, water researcher at UNM’s Utton Center
Elizabeth Miller, independent journalist

For More Information:

New Mexico’s agriculture sector uses more than 80% of its fresh water. An activist group is calling for limitations on industry growth. – Albuquerque Journal
Saudi company draws unlimited Arizona ground water to grow alfalfa amid drought – CBS News