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Silt and other debris flow down the Rio Grande following a night of rain in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The Rio Grande's flows have been historically low, prompting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to lease water from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority to ensure the river does not go dry through the Albuquerque stretch. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)


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Federal water managers and a major utility have reached a $2 million agreement that aims to keep one of North America's longest rivers from going dry in the stretch that runs through New Mexico's largest metropolitan area.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press August 23, 2018