Groundwater key to Southwest water policy

Western water conversations often revolve around rivers and streams. But water beneath the surface is just as important in shaping water policy and preparing for the future.

Hydrologists and water planners from the western U.S. gathered at a National Groundwater Association Conference in Albuquerque this week to talk water, energy and policy in a changing climate.

Climatologists predict increased drought, minimal snowpack and longer, hotter growing seasons will all affect the water in New Mexico’s rivers and aquifers.

Read more from Theresa Davis with the Albuquerque Journal here.