N.M. valleys hum with sound of irrigation pumps

Outlet: Alamogordo Daily News

March 24, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE — Farmers in southern New Mexico’s Hatch Valley are struggling their way through the drought by pumping saline water from shallow aquifers. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the farming valleys that stretch across southern New Mexico from Elephant Butte Reservoir to the Texas border are humming with the sound of irrigation pumps that pull up groundwater to wet the fields.