New Mexico Farmers Seek ‘Priority Call’ as Drought persists

Outlet: The New York Times

March 26, 2013

CARLSBAD, N.M. — Just after the local water board announced this month that its farmers would get only one-tenth of their normal water allotment this year, Ronnie Walterscheid, 53, stood up and called on his elected representatives to declare a water war on their upstream neighbors.