Rio Grande tourism in New Mexico seeing a robust growth
May 13, 2019 / Travel and Tour World
The rafting and angler guides are predicting a good season for Rio Grande tourism in New Mexico thanks to strong runoff generated by a good snowmelt this year. A healthy snow patch this winter is feeding the Rio Grande with much-needed water after long dry spells stemming from drought. This year, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts runoff to be at least 148% of normal through June.The water levels were 50% of normal in 2018. Parts of rivers were bone dry or only inches high. Fish — such as trout in the Pecos River — died off and long sandbars formed along once-wet areas.