Many factors contribute to the drop in consumption. They include increased awareness; federal, state and municipal water restrictions; and even the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
That part of the border is easily crossed from Mexico by people on foot. The only border fence anywhere near there is meant to stop vehicles, not people.
The tribe has been struggling for decades to get more drinking water. Now they are on the verge of a historic agreement that will help them get a share of the Colorado River.
The agency announced the temporary measure as it considers a permanent ban.
Aggravating the fire season this year is a severe drought, which is especially hurting southern New Mexico.
One of the biggest ongoing problems is their pastureland. All of it burned away.
The U.S. Forest Service in Arizona has teamed up with several collaborators – including the timber industry – to find a cost effective way to return the landscape to its original state and prevent future catastrophic fires.
Officials anticipates chaos because of the illegal pathways beaten down by cross-border smugglers that cobweb the refuge will only tempt dirt bikes and ATVs.
Officials predict peak flows as high as 120,000 cubic feet per second in Cataract Canyon near Moab, three times higher than last year’s peak flows.
Water is high on the long list of issues the U.S. and Mexico deal with along the border. The improvement of a wastewater-treatment plant in San Diego highlights increasing collaboration.