Farmers to get more water this season

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Farmers in southern New Mexico are expected to get more water this season.

According to the Bureau of Reclamation, it will release water from Caballo Reservoir starting Sunday and Elephant Butte on Tuesday.

Farmers in southern New Mexico who depend on the river are expected to get six inches of water. That’s double from last year, but only a fraction of a full allotment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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