La Plata River dries up early in drought year

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La Plata River dries up early in drought year

Reservoir keeps water flowing to irrigators, N.M.
Trent Taylor raises alfalfa and grain north of Redmesa. While La Plata County is in an exceptional drought, irrigators in western La Plata County received more water than they expected because of the Long Hollow reservoir.

La Plata River dries up early in drought year

Trent Taylor raises alfalfa and grain north of Redmesa. While La Plata County is in an exceptional drought, irrigators in western La Plata County received more water than they expected because of the Long Hollow reservoir.

La Plata River dries up early in drought year

Trent Taylor said last year his alfalfa and grass mix was thick thanks to good moisture. But this year, it is almost bare in places because of the drought. Taylor farms north of Redmesa in western La Plata County.
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