Much of Southwest parched after monsoon season

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Much of Southwest parched after monsoon season

Cactus flanks the banks of the Rio Grande as boaters in the distance navigate the shallow river as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Aug. 31. Albuquerque had less than half the normal amount of rain during this year’s monsoon.
Sand bars and vegetation have helped to narrow the Rio Grande as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Aug. 31. New Mexico and other southwestern states have been dealing with dry conditions and warmer temperatures this summer.

Much of Southwest parched after monsoon season

Cactus flanks the banks of the Rio Grande as boaters in the distance navigate the shallow river as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Aug. 31. Albuquerque had less than half the normal amount of rain during this year’s monsoon.
Sand bars and vegetation have helped to narrow the Rio Grande as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Aug. 31. New Mexico and other southwestern states have been dealing with dry conditions and warmer temperatures this summer.
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