Gone to Texas: Dona Ana farmers watch water go by

Outlet: El Paso Inc.

April 22, 2011

Irrigation water is flowing down the Rio Grande from Elephant Butte Reservoir to El Paso County farmers, but New Mexico’s farmers who usually share in it aren’t getting a drop. “Hot, dry and without,” is how Elephant Butte Irrigation District’s general manager, Gary Esslinger, describes the situation. “It’s pretty tough right now…

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