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Let's Talk Water Issues in New Mexico

Paul Tashjian, Audubon New Mexico
The Isleta Reach of the Rio Grande with water from an outfall, July 2018.

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/11 8a: The Navajo community of To'Hajiilee faces severe water shortages and has worked with Bernalillo County to find a way to pipe in water from Albuquerque. But a land development company stands in the way. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we'll discuss the To'Hajiilee water crisis, plus the aftereffects of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and this year’s dramatic increase in water use in New Mexico's largest city.

And we want to hear from you. Have you been hit hard by the drought that is affecting our state? Is your community taking steps to conserve water? What should policymakers be doing to ensure access to clean water for everyone?  Tag us on Twitter with #LetsTalkNM, email LetsTalk@kunm.org, or call in live during the show at 277-5866.



Ty Bannerman has been writing about New Mexico for over a decade. He is the author of the history book Forgotten Albuquerque and his work has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Eater, and the American Literary Review. While at the Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque’s alternative newspaper, he served as food editor, features editor and managing editor. He co-hosts two podcasts: City on the Edge, which tells Albuquerque stories, and Anytown, USA, which virtually explores a different US county each week. He has two children and way too many dogs and chickens.
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