Memory of a river

Santa Fe reporter Laura Paskus recounts how every year since 2002, when the Rio Grande dried up, she’s reported on it. Included: how many miles are dry, why and how the climate is warming, what biologists are doing to protect rare fish as the waters heat up and evaporate or sink into the sands, and through time, what agencies and irrigators have done to deny, ignore, or nowadays, try to alleviate the drying. Sadly, this year’s report is nothing new. But some things are important enough to be repeated (over and over again.)