Correspondent Laura Paskus traveled to the remote Gila Wilderness for the New Mexico PBS series “Our Land”, for an in-depth report on the battle over the Gila River. Once again, a proposal for a diversion on the southwestern New Mexico waterway has people who live along the river – and those who have other interests – trying to either save the river or reroute its waters to serve agricultural and business purposes.
This story originally appeared on KNME, New Mexico’s PBS station. It is republished here as part of New Mexico In Depth’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. See the Our Land series on the KNME You Tube channel.