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THE BIOLOGY AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT WORKS WITH COMMUNITIES    AND NEIGHBORHOODS WITHIN THE MRGCD AND PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND   NON-PROFIT PARTNERS TO SUSTAINABLY MANAGE AND ENHANCE THE  MRGCD’S  NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES.

This includes: endangered species; riparian forest (bosque) management; recreation; supporting local agriculture; development and plan review;  research and other resource management concerns.

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Alameda Drain Trail Project

MRGCD Releases Results of 2015 Drain Outfall Monitoring for Silvery Minnow

The purpose of the “Drain Outfall Study” is to assess the habitat suitability of selected MRGCD drain outfalls as refugial habitat for the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow and other fish species and to evaluate fish utilization of these areas during summer drying events.

2015 Drain Outfall Monitoring Results

2014 Drain Outfall Monitoring Results

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of MRGCD in Silvery Minnow Case

BIOLOGY AND PLANNING STAFF

Yasmeen Najmi Planning Specialist 505-247-0234 ext. 1363 

Latest News

El Vado Dam Update

For Release: May 14, 2024  Contact: Albuquerque Area Office Public Affairs Specialist Pacifica Casares-Chehy, pcasareschehy@usbr.gov   Construction on hold at El Vado Dam ALBUQUERQUE, NM. – During the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District regular board meeting this...

Spring Runoff Preparations & Warnings

MRGCD Water Officials Warn of Heavier River Flows, Fire Danger Preparations underway for increase in water, higher temperatures  When temperatures increase, snow melts and the spring runoff approaches. Officials at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are...