“There is not enough water in the river”

Posted on | February 10, 2013 | No Comments

San Juan River Watershed. Original map source: USGS. Colorization: Chance of Rain

“Dropping out of the southern Rockies to carve a tiny corner from northwest New Mexico, the San Juan is the state’s largest river by volume, a ribbon of green in one of the driest parts of the state,” writes John Fleck in the Albuquerque Journal. “For part of its path, it passes through the Navajo Nation, the 25,000-square-mile Indian reservation spread across parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. Some 7,000 square miles of the reservation are in New Mexico, home to an estimated 40,000 Navajo people.” Click on the map to keep reading Fleck on Navajo claims on the San Juan.

 

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