Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No Longer Mighty, the Rio Grande is Disappearing

Disappearing Rio Grande.  (The Texas Tribune)

Mighty Rio Grande Now a Trickle Under Siege.  (The New York Times, 4/12/2015)
An untamed, flash-flooding home to sturgeon and eels a century ago, much of the Rio Grande today is little more than a magnificently engineered pipe — diverted, straightened, dammed, bled by canals, linked by tunnel to the Colorado River basin in the north, surrendering its last trickle in the south to a ditch that supplies farmers near El Paso. Only miles later do Mexican tributaries renew its journey to the gulf.

Other climate change posts:
NOAA global temperature analysis: 2 months into 2015, we're experiencing the 2nd warmest year on record.  (3/18/2015)
It's a big (and warming) world out there: January 2015 is 2nd warmest since 1880.  (2/20/2015) 
Republicans need to generate a new climate change meme.  (1/21/2015)
Cold enough for you?  (3/9/2014)

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