A river used to run through it: how New Mexico handles a dwindling Rio Grande

A finite amount of water flows through the Rio Grande every year, so when there are shortages, every city along the river is affected. Now in Las Cruces, humans, fish and plants are vying for water in the arid landscape. Due to climate change, hotter and drier seasons are reducing the snowpack that melts to feed the Rio Grande, and rising temperatures are increasing evaporation from the reservoirs.