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Santa Clara Pueblo Prepares For Flooding

This week, we get an update from Santa Clara Pueblo officials about the latest efforts to address flooding in the canyon near the pueblo. Record breaking wildfires in recent years devastated the forest around the tribe’s watershed. Will it ever fully recover? What needs to be done to protect homes and tribal buildings during the upcoming monsoon season?

NMIF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Santa Clara Pueblo Governor J. Michael Chavarria and forester Matthew Tafoya.

Resources: 

PBS Newshour, 2014: After fire and floods, restoring a sacred New Mexico canyon and a way of life