Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Drought in Colonias

About two weeks ago, I went to the village of Colonias, which is in the middle of nowhere in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, to do a drought story for the Communicator. And I met Benny, who is almost 80 years old. Because of the drought, all the water wells were dry in the village since the end of Feb, he has to drive about 15 miles to get to a laguna to collect water to feed about 120 cows, which takes him about 5 trips to finish the whole job.