Drought Workshop This Week In New Mexico

May 28, 2013

Santa Fe-State Engineer and Chair of the New Mexico Drought Task Force Scott Verhines, along with Water Use and Conservation Bureau Chief John Longworth, will participate in a drought workshop on Wednesday May 29, 2013 in Socorro, New Mexico.

“New Mexico has many tools in use right now to reduce our vulnerability to drought.  The New Mexico Drought Task Force, under the direction of Governor Susana Martinez, is uniting statewide efforts in mitigating drought impacts” said State Engineer Scott Verhines. “We are proud of BLM, NMSU and others who are hosting the drought workshop and look forward to hearing from national drought experts and local ranchers. This workshop is an important opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and work together during these dry times.”

Representatives of the National Drought Mitigation Center, National Integrated Drought Information System, New Mexico State University, and state and federal agencies will discuss the Spring and Summer 2013 drought and wildfire outlooks for New Mexico.

The Workshop will be held: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
Socorro County Extension Office, 198 Neel Avenue, Socorro, New Mexico.

Attendance is free. Participants may purchase a lunch provided by the New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management for $10 at the door (cash or check only). Capacity is limited to 200 participants so please register at