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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) On a recently available, scorching afternoon in Albuquerque, off-road vehicles cruised along a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande flows. The drivers weren’t thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save lots of as much endangered fish because they could prior to the sun turned shrinking pools of water into dust.
For the very first time in four decades, America’s fifth-longest river went dry in Albuquerque the other day. Habitat for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow a shimmery, pinky-sized native fish went with it. Although summer storms have made the river wet again, experts warn the drying this far north is really a sign of an extremely fragile water supply, and that current conservation measures might not be enough to save lots of the minnow but still provide water to nearby farms, backyards and parks.