Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

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Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Angela James holds a dead Rio Grande silvery minnow that was found in the riverbed during a salvage trip near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that parts of the Rio Grande have started to dry up and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Angela James, left, and Tristan Austring using a seine to search for endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows in isolated pools near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that portions of the Rio Grande have gone dry and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.

Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Angela James holds a dead Rio Grande silvery minnow that was found in the riverbed during a salvage trip near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that parts of the Rio Grande have started to dry up and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Angela James, left, and Tristan Austring using a seine to search for endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows in isolated pools near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that portions of the Rio Grande have gone dry and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.

Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

Sandbars fill the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque, N.M. Drought is stiffening its hold across the American Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah. The federal drought map released Thursday, shows dry conditions especially intensified across northern New Mexico and expanded in Arizona.

Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Tristan Austring, right, and Angela James using a seine net to search for endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows in isolated pools in the riverbed near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that portions of the Rio Grande have gone dry and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.

Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Tristan Austring, left, and Angela James use a seine net to search for endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows in isolated pools in the riverbed near Socorro, N.M. Federal water managers said during a briefing Thursday, that portions of the Rio Grande have gone dry and biologists have started this year’s minnow salvage operations.
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