On March 9th the City of El Paso’s Public Service Board unanimously approved signing a contract with El Paso County Water Improvement District #1 that completes the reclassification of 304.03 acres at Rio Bosque as irrigable land, with water rights. The first-ever deliveries of Rio Grande Project irrigation water to the park will begin in early April. The wetland cells are almost dry at the moment, but that will soon change!
Birds at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 1 – 8 March 2017:
Image above – Male Mallard Duck