The Rio Grande was one of eight original rivers to receive protections under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which designates and preserves free-flowing rivers with scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, and cultural values for present and future generations. Due to climate change and population growth, however, the Rio is drying up fast. The first step to protecting America’s Great River is for the Bureau of Land Management to study the flows necessary for a healthy Rio. Send a message to Senator Udall asking him to secure funding for the study and help ensure river flows are protected.
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