The Unpredictable River: History of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD)

MRGCD Construction Photo 1930On Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Adrian Oglesby will describe the flooding events that led to the creation of the MRGCD in the 1920s and the subsequent construction of dams, ditches, and drains along the Rio Grande. The River even meandered into what is now downtown Albuquerque! By 1935 much of the network had been constructed to also benefit farm land along the River. Come see historic photos of Conservancy District projects and learn what the future holds for the MRGCD. The program is free and will be at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking is also free South of the Museum.

Adrian Oglesby, Director, Utton Transboundary Resources CenterAdrian Oglesby is the Director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at the UNM School of Law, which works to develop meaningful legal and policy solutions for natural resource challenges facing New Mexico. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Law Section of the State Bar, Chair of the Mid-Region Council of Government’s Water Resource Board, and a member of the Tamarisk Coalition’s Board of Directors.