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NM’s New State Engineer

Mike Hamman sits with Laura Paskus for an Our Land Interview.

3.25.2022 – New Mexico has a new water boss under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. State Engineer Mike Hamman spoke with correspondent Laura Paskus about the state’s current water challenges, climate change, and infrastructure funding. They also talked about the cannabis industry and the demands it may place on water supplies and why New Mexico’s top…

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States Agree to Help NM Farmers on the Rio Grande

A small splash in a body of water, colored yellow and blue.

July 24, 2020 – It’s another hot, dry year for New Mexico and the state’s largest river. The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District was even set to run out of water to deliver to farmers. But an agreement between Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas is allowing the release of 38,000 acre feet of water –…

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