New Mexico’s drought threatens a way of life

Outlet: Los Angeles Times

September 17, 2013

For 200 years, the earthen water canal has nourished the land where Peggy Boney’s farm now sits. It sustains the alfalfa pastures for her cattle and the corn and pumpkins she puts on her kitchen table for supper. Much of her life has revolved around these acequias, primitive but ingenious irrigation channels invented by the Moors and built in New Mexico by the Spanish.