One of the world’s great rivers — the Rio Grande is today reduced to a feeble trickle. It only seems to be awaiting its disappearance from the world map?! It is being said the land, next to the Rio Grande in Texas, has probably been continuously farmed for longer than anywhere in America. Six hundred years minimum. It has been home to scalp-hunters and a penal colony. The land has witnesses Comanche raids, Spanish missionaries, marauding Mexican revolutionaries and a population boom during a recent aliens amnesty.
Reduced to a sluggish brown trickle, the once mighty Rio Grande in its middle stretches, now often dries up entirely in the summer. It is disappointing that all the water has been taken out by cities and farmers upstream. It was since the 50s; the river’s been disappearing to the extent that there is no proper channel any more for 300km upstream of Presidio.
Via: The Guardian