Albuquerque hosts series on Western 'water crisis'

Posted at: 02/13/2014 10:29 AM
By: The Associated Press



ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The city of Albuquerque is hosting a series of panel discussions on the drought and its effects on limiting water resources.
    
The five-part series, called "Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed," begins Thursday evening at the KiMo Theater in downtown Albuquerque. A panel discussion will follow once a month through June.
    
New Mexico has been dealing with severe to extreme drought for a few years. Reservoir levels have yet to recover from reaching record lows, and forecasts indicate more dry weather is on the way.
    
Thursday's panel will feature historian and author William deBuys; the director of the Center for the American West, Patty Limerick; and author and photographer John Nichols.
    
Future panel discussions will focus on the perspectives of American Indians and farmers and ranchers.

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