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Author Archives: John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

New Mexico drought

Chances of El Niño slipping

With more than 60 percent of New Mexico remaining in drought, federal climate forecasters are backing off yet again on… more »

Water flows down Bear Canyon Arroyo as part of an effort to store groundwater. The metro area's water utility project, scheduled through early next year, should recharge Albuquerque's aquifer for summer use. (Dean Hanson/Journal)

Aquifer to benefit from arroyo project

Nearly 3,000 gallons a minute of water began spurting from a pipe into Bear Canyon Arroyo in Albuque …

The Rio Grande bosque, south of Central in Albuquerque, by John Fleck, Nov 1, 2014

Bosque leaves putting on a show

If you’re looking for something to do in Albuquerque Sunday, the bosque cottonwoods are putting on a wonderful fall color… more »

Odds favor wet winter

For the serious weather nerds in the office, our friends at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque put together a… more »

Battening down the garden for fall

Santa Fe’s municipal water department this morning sent around a reminder that it’s time to shut down your irrigation system… more »

PRISM October

Dry start to the water year

Nearly a month into the “water year”, the fall-winter-spring season when we accumulate mountain snowpack here in the West, we’re… more »