Drought's impact on Arizona's rivers could be dire, but WRAN's growing membership gives us hope! Photo: Jon Buford

WRAN News: November, 2019

Audubon Secures Important Water RIghts that Supports Birds and People

New Mexicans finally have a tool for protecting water in rivers. As of this week, the State Engineer approved Audubon New Mexico’s application In-Stream-Flow on the Rio Gallinas. This permit represents a historic step forward for New Mexican rivers and now allows private water right holders the option to lease or sell their water for environmental purposes. This builds off of our work in other Western states and will continue to have ripple effects across the basin. Read more.

Audubon Secures Important Water RIghts that Supports Birds and People

Groundwater takes thousands of years to accrue—and sometimes—just decades to deplete. When too much is pumped out of the ground too fast—as we have seen throughout Arizona—entire river stretches and the ecosystems and wildlife that rely on that water can be depleted. The quality of this fossil resource often degrades as people must dig wells deeper and deeper. Read More.

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