US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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  • August

    Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

    The survival and recruitment of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, an endangered species, is of utmost importance in New Mexico. This is not easy in times of drought. However, with the hard work and cooperation of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program, the minnow continues to survive in the Rio Grande.
  • March

    Going Green: The Silvery Minnow, Drought and the Rio Grande

    As signs of spring begin to show in the bosque, environmentalists, biologists and others continue their efforts to understand river flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande. Of particular interest are endangered species in relation to water use and jurisdiction. Within the past three years, the drought has proven to be a constant challenge to create and maintain a balanced environment for the silvery minnow to continue to spawn. Due to the drought, the environment needed for natural spawning is not present.
  • November

    Collaborative Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    On Oct. 21-22, the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP) celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a two-day event for the public at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • June

    Corps Program Recruits Minnows

    Endangered animals frequently survive in natural habitats that have been grossly altered or have largely disappeared due to human or natural causes. In the case of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow, water development projects and practices on the Rio Grande and the Pecos River have contributed to the elimination of this fish from most of its original range.
  • April

    District Monitors Success One Fish at a Time

    If suitable habitat is built in the Middle Rio Grande, and river flows are adjusted to more closely mimic natural flows, will the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow become abundant once again?