Farmers who depend on runoff from snow melt worried by warmer winter weather

Outlet: Las Cruces Sun-News

December 27, 2010

Farmers who rely on runoff from winter snowfall are worried about a predicted weather pattern of warmer, drier winter weather in New Mexico and southern Colorado. Farmers in southern New Mexico rely on the runoff once it reaches Elephant Butte Lake in the spring and summer. Right now, there’s not much water stored in reservoirs that’s designated for the Elephant Butte Irrigation District…

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