Drought Affecting Rio Grande Region’s Agriculture Livelihood

RIO GRANDE NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 23: Cinnamon Pass, approximately 11 miles near Canby Mountain, is seen at sunset on September 23, 2023 in Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado. Sitting 13,478 ft in elevation, Canby Mountain is situated on the Continental Divide high in the San Juan mountains. The headwaters of the Rio Grande River form on the eastern side of the mountain's base. The 1,885 mile-long river, which supplies water for over 12 million people, begins as a small stream from precipitation and gains momentum as it is joined by the Pecos, Devils, Chama, and Puerco rivers in the United States. As the Rio Grande makes its way Southeast down through New Mexico and Texas, it eventually meets the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas. An increasingly arid climate and growing population throughout New Mexico and Texas, has raised concerns about the severity, regularity and duration of naturally occurring droughts in the Southwest region of the United States. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Drought Affecting Rio Grande Region’s Agriculture Livelihood