Tiny Fish Could Pull Plug On City's Water Plan

With demand for water rising, Albuquerque hoped to tap the Rio Grande. But fish and farmers also depend on the river.
May 21, 2003, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Rio Grande is home to the silvery minnow, a fish protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. In September, the river's dangerously low levels prompted a local US District Court to order the federal Bureau of Reclamation to release water into the Rio Grande for survival of the fish - specifically water brought into the Rio Grande basin for Albuquerque."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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