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New Mexico grapples with water restrictions as drought persists

April 28, 2013
Minot Daily News

HATCH, N.M. (AP) - In southern New Mexico, the mighty Rio Grande has gone dry - reduced to a sandy wash winding from this chile farming community to the nation's leading pecan-producing county. Only puddles remain, leaving gangs of carp to huddle together in a desperate effort to avoid the fate of thousands of freshwater clams, their shells empty and broken on the river bottom.



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