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Strong Rio Grande tourism in New Mexico expected

 


RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Rafting and angler guides are predicting a good season for Rio Grande tourism in New Mexico thanks to strong runoff generated by a good snowmelt this year.

A healthy snow patch this winter is feeding the Rio Grande with much-needed water after long dry spells stemming from drought, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports .

This year, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts runoff to be at least 148% of normal through June.

Water levels were 50% of normal in 2018. Parts of rivers were bone dry or only inches high. Fish — such as t...



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