May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and as a fourth generation Chinese American, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, South Pacific Division commander, described what the event means to him in an emotion-filled recollection of the journey his family made from Asia to the United States beginning in the 1890's.
Approximately a dozen employees participated in National Bike to Work Day, May 15, despite the day’s wet ending with rain, wind and thunderstorms rolling across the Albuquerque area.
Approximately 25 District staff participated in “Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day” May 15.
Local volunteers joined staff at John Martin Reservoir to collect more than 40 bags of trash along the south shoreline during a cleanup event May 2.
During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.