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A Beaver is Back at Rio Bosque

  On 10 Jan, a beaver appeared at the park for the first time since 2010.  So far, it has confined its activity to the old river channel upstream of the Wetland Trailhead.  And it has been active.  It is busy cutting down coyote willows and gnawing limbs off Goodding willows to feed on the inner bark.  When beavers visited in the past, they left as soon as the park started going dry.  Now that Rio Bosque has water more consistently, will this individual hang around?  As of 22 Feb, it is still present. 

 Rio Bosque's new resident beaver, 22 Jan 2019



Current Rio Bosque Water Conditions

Water discharges from pipeline to Wetland Cell 2 at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, 18 Oct 2015

Water deliveries to the park from the Roberto Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant ended on 10 Feb.  The wetland cells are almost completely dry.  Water continues to flow the full length of the former bend of the Rio Grande that winds through the park, thanks to the park's 2 wells. 

Deliveries of water from the Bustamante Plant are expected to resume in early May.