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The River Has No Right to Water

The river has no right to water. I’m talking about the Rio Grande. It rises in Colorado and flows through the heavily-irrigated San Luis Valley, before turning south into New Mexico. The Rio Grande Gorge begins a short distance upstream … Continue reading

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The Caddis Hatch, April 10, 2015

The Caddis Hatch, April 10, 2015. On the Rio Grande, the caddis is primarily a Spring hatch, and is occurring now. This hatch often comes off  in conjunction with high and discolored water, which makes it hard or impossible to … Continue reading

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Orangeville, Utah – 1980

My in-laws (Raymond and Rainie Hammerlee) were farmers. When Kathy and I married (1977), they had orchards in Simi Valley, CA. These orchards were eventually lost to suburban development. They also had a farm in a little town in Utah … Continue reading

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