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ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The water authority will stop drawing water from the Rio Grande over the next few months to keep the rivers from exhausting during the drought. The local supply will initially come exclusively from groundwater. The agency routinely does this during the hottest months. However, this is the second year in a row, they are planning to do so for a longer period of time. The postponement is expected to last until November.

“This week’s heat wave is a reminder that Bernalillo County and most of New Mexico continue to experience severe to exceptional drought,” said Steven Michael Quezada in a Water Authority press release, chairman of the Water Authority’s board of directors. Quezada said the rivers of the Rio Grande will be too low in the coming months to drain the San Juan-Chama utility’s imported surface water.

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