ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - While much of New Mexico is still in a severe drought, water managers are improving a channel along the Rio Grande so that more winter and spring runoff can find its way to Elephant Butte Reservoir.
Officials say maintenance of the 20-mile-long channel is key to getting more water to downstream users.
They estimate the channel saves at least 10,000 acre-feet of water per year.
That's enough to irrigate a few thousand acres of farmland in the river valley.
If you're looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, or if you just want to get into the holiday spirit yourself, head out the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
This is something I would have wanted to do as a kid during my winter break: Destination Moon Camp! Here to tell us all about this is Michelle Watkins with the Challenger Learning Center New Mexico.
Dinner rolls are a wonderful compliment to those holiday dishes, and shaping dough is quite easy.