National Weather Service: Much of sou...

National Weather Service: Much of southern New Mexico in severe drought (9:50 a.m.)

There are 25 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Mar 18, 2011, titled National Weather Service: Much of southern New Mexico in severe drought (9:50 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Much of the southern third of New Mexico is now in severe drought. The Albuquerque Journal reports that January and February were among the driest starts to a calendar year on record.

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MovingAlong

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 18, 2011
And we continue to grow in population and consume, as well as waste, more and more of this precious commodity.

Since: Jan 09

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Mar 18, 2011
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Next News Flash: Water is wet.
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Well

Chaparral, NM

#3 Mar 18, 2011
How is this year any different from the last 1000? We usually don't see any rain between January and April/May.
CornDogz

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 18, 2011
Well wrote:
How is this year any different from the last 1000? We usually don't see any rain between January and April/May.
Very true, but then this is the age of enlightenment and there must be a reason for everything. Plus, adding drama may sell a few more newspapers.
So sick

Placitas, NM

#5 Mar 18, 2011
Man I would have never guessed. Crazy thing about a desert is it tends to be an arid climate.
Oh no

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Mar 18, 2011
Wait, water is wet?! Who would have thought?! Oh man I'm glad they are keeping us informed. My IQ just increased. Thanks everyone :)
Fed up in NM

United States

#7 Mar 18, 2011
Did we really need someone to inform us of this?
Sarah Palin

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Mar 18, 2011
MovingAlong wrote:
And we continue to grow in population and consume, as well as waste, more and more of this precious commodity.
We must protect our vital strategically-important pecan crop.
esok

Muskegon, MI

#11 Mar 18, 2011
NO ISH
all dried up

Ashburn, VA

#12 Mar 18, 2011
... well, at least we can say that now we're "all dried up" from the floods of 2006 ...
EPEC

Ashburn, VA

#13 Mar 18, 2011
MovingAlong wrote:
And we continue to grow in population and consume, as well as waste, more and more of this precious commodity.
... and, at the same time, live with less electicity ...
Sparetyme

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Mar 18, 2011
It won't rain again until the city of Las Cruces & Dona Anna County cleanup the gang mess......
barky

Huntsville, AL

#15 Mar 18, 2011
Yep, keep plantin those pecan trees.....................
blame it on old people

United States

#16 Mar 18, 2011
severe drought? let's build more golf courses for the retired masses that are moving here! i vote to raise taxes on water use and discounts for golf courses! old people need things to do!
ITOLDYOU

United States

#17 Mar 18, 2011
blame it on old people wrote:
severe drought? let's build more golf courses for the retired masses that are moving here! i vote to raise taxes on water use and discounts for golf courses! old people need things to do!
I 100% Agree. However, the mentality of Desert Necks that live in the Southwestern US need to comphrehend the need to conserve their water resources. That means NO outside faucets to water their lawns. Golf courses and parks could be exempt, and use gray water. Prosecute violators with steep fines. Don't pay up? Place a lien on their property.
So sick

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Mar 18, 2011
Dudes no amount of conservation would break the weather cycle we are in. Totally different topic. We are in an el niño cycle typically means drought.
LCV

AOL

#19 Mar 19, 2011
Find out who these losers are who want to increase population. My guess is New York mafia, El Paso execs like EPEC. Their greed will turn us into a ghost town.
Set up again

Fountain Hills, AZ

#20 Mar 19, 2011
This paper is for the status quo, just preparing the farmers downstream as Alb and Sante Fe through their Buckman diversion to take more of the historical water right claims at Elephant Butte.
Someone should ask why has EBID leadership given more water above Elephant Butte Dam to Texas? Oh thats rights its a Texas project.....Southern New Mexican's have been pawns for over a century for polictics of Santa Fe and El Paso.
WRONG

Henderson, NV

#21 Mar 19, 2011
So sick wrote:
Dudes no amount of conservation would break the weather cycle we are in. Totally different topic. We are in an el niño cycle typically means drought.
El Niño increases our precip. in the desert during winters and monsoon seasons. Futhermore, what is wrong with conservation? And how would you expect to correlate conservation and changes in a "weather cycle"? While the article focuses on January and February of this year, that doesn't mean we don't face larger issues regarding water resources in general--no matter if the cycle is El Niño or La Niña.
grecianformula2

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Mar 19, 2011
Well wrote:
How is this year any different from the last 1000? We usually don't see any rain between January and April/May.
We have had .17 since Sptember. it is a ginding drought for the aquifer and for plants. Cruces doesn't receive a lot of precip in those months you allude to, but the mountain areas depend on snows to replenish the acquifer and to water the forests. This is serious. Your comments are flippant.

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