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Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico

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Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico
« on: May 25, 2018, 05:05:01 PM »
Good article in the NY Times about the state of the Rio Grande this year, when I was there in Feb. it did not run below Las Cruces.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 05:44:31 PM »
Good article in the NY Times about the state of the Rio Grande this year, when I was there in Feb. it did not run below Las Cruces.

One good tropical system over the Conchos watershed changes things pronto.

Remember this one?
https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/2008-rio-grande-river-flood.htm
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Re: Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 06:09:48 PM »
Good article in the NY Times about the state of the Rio Grande this year, when I was there in Feb. it did not run below Las Cruces.

One good tropical system over the Conchos watershed changes things pronto.

Remember this one?
https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/2008-rio-grande-river-flood.htm
Absolutely remember that historic flood but it can't happen every year and the long term view for New Mexico doesn't look good

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temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 05:42:45 AM »
Good article in the NY Times about the state of the Rio Grande this year, when I was there in Feb. it did not run below Las Cruces.


It was looking pretty thin at Boquillas crossing last week. The crossing looked like a ditch across a creek. For the first time that I can remember I didn't go down to Santa Elena Canyon. We just passed through the parking lot. It was 106 and there were quite a few cars there so I reluctantly skipped the short walk to the river. A few days later we were down at the Boquillas overlook and I was surprised by how low the river was. 

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Re: Could be a really low water year, depending on Mexico
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 07:17:00 AM »
Did a Lower Canyons trip last week with a longtime river guide who said it may have been the lowest he'd ever seen. Lots of "canoe assisted hiking" the first couple of days before the springs added some CFS.

 


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