There’s some pretty remarkable water knob tweaking underway on the Rio Grande right now as water managers juggle drought supplies to try to keep the river flowing through Albuquerque.
Meanwhile on the Chama, managers are compensating by releasing water from Abiquiu Reservoir:
So far, they’ve gotten the timing right. At Otowi, downstream of the confluence of the Rio Grande and Chama, the flow is holding steady:
That means they’ve gotten the timing right so far. The result is that, through Albuquerque, flow in the river should stay relatively stable for the near term.