Briefly: New Mexico’s water outlook mixed

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state’s water outlook for the summer and fall holds promise early in the season, despite below average snowfall. Runoff is likely to be slower due to recent cold temperatures. But as with other Western states, New Mexico’s stored water supplies are low due to the ongoing drought. If monsoon rains don’t materialize late in the summer, farmers will have difficulty finishing their crops, water officials said.

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