Feds warn of early end to Rio Grande irrigation

Outlet: The Salt Lake Tribune

July 9, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Federal water managers on Tuesday warned that the irrigation season for farmers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley soon will be over. The flow between Elephant Butte and Caballo reservoirs ended Monday, meaning the shortest irrigation season in the history of the Rio Grande Project quickly will be coming to an end.