Presentation on theme: "WATER brand-new Mexico’s Most necessary Resource. Significant Sources Rivers – Rio Grande – Pecos river – mountain Juan river – Gila flow – Rio Chama Lakes – Elephant."— Presentation transcript:




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1 WATER new Mexico’s most Important resource

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2 significant Sources Rivers – Rio Grande – Pecos flow – san Juan river – Gila river – Rio Chama Lakes – Elephant Butte Reservoir – Caballo Reservoir – Navajo Lake – Ute Lake – Conchas Lake Aquifers (ground water)

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3 How new Mexico it s okay Water

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4 flow of Water (Water Sheds)

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5 Water usage In brand-new Mexico

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7 Aquifers

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8 Acequias Spanish word (stolen indigenous Arabic) because that “barmaid”. In every reality, acequias space ditches provided for irrigation. In NM, they space registered bodies (meaning they have the right to employ people and earn money). Led by a mayordomo or “ditch rider.”

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9 Acequias They room communal, not individually owned. The mayordomo decides that gets water and how much water they get. – exactly how do lock come up with this decision?

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10 Acequias Mayordomo: chosen by acequia members. Acequia members get one vote (popular vote). Mayordomo handle water rights disputes, and his/her native is final.

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– how would girlfriend settle problems like this?

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11 Acequias all members space responsible for repairing and also maintaining the acequia. What wake up to NM farming – and cultural distinction – if we operation out of water?

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