New Mexico field trip
Albuquerque-Las Cruces
Saturday March 30/Sunday 31, 2013.

First posted
Sunday March 31, 2013 19:23
Wednesday April 17, 2013 07:16


Albuquerque Bernalillo County
Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)
Landscape Irrigation Class
Saturday April 13, 2013

Saturday April 13, 2013 07:23

Santa Rosa lake

Lake level can be near the bottom of the big rock seen at top of horizon.

Front of boat fisherman is Richard.

Rear fisherman is from Norway, fishing buddy reported.
Looking to east.

Essential non-gas-wasting recreational trip damage.


76 mph, pulling boat, air conditioner on on turn trip. :(

Richard upgraded his Toyota Tacoma to a crew cab Tundra which gets 8 mpg fishing buddy reported.

Once at week Richard usually fishes, fiinshing buddy reports.

Santa Rosa is about 130 miles distant.
Essential non-gas-wasting wind and solar rield trip to east mountains.

About 50 mph, air conditioner off. :)

Duly alarmed, the city shifted into high gear. It revised its water-use codes, paid homeowners to take classes on reducing outdoor watering, and offered rebates to anyone who installed low-flow fixtures or a drip-irrigation system or removed a lawn. Today Albuquerque is a striving example of soft-path parsimony. Across the sprawling city, a growing number of residents and building owners funnel rainwater into barrels and underground cisterns. Almost everyone in town uses low-flow toilets and showerheads.

Monday April 1, 2013

Katherine explains mechanics drought smart classes.


Sunday March 31, 2013 19:23



GET A $20 WATER BILL CREDIT during the Drought Watch. We are offering DroughtSmart Classes to teach our customers techniques for saving water during this difficult time. To make the class even more attractive, Water Authority customers who attend can receive a one-time $20 credit on their water bill. The classes last one hour and will be offered April through August. In addition, we will be teaching classes on drip irrigation, although these classes do not receive credits. Check here for a full schedule of classes.

How much does a swamp cooler thermosate cost? How does it work? Does it work? How much water and money is saved?

Drought field trip deal.

Delicious shrimp fajita dinner at Garduños of Mexico which is part of Hotel ... until bill bit into a Serrano pepper.

Patty and bill, senior citizens, split the meal.

Bill, including two really good Margaritas with no salt, came to slightly over $10 after dining credit.

$20 left.

HQRP 10A Solar Panel Power Battery Charge Controller/Regulator 12V/24V 10 Amp 150W with PWM Type of Charging manual studied on Lenovo G560 laptop in motel room.

Attention to Working Modes paid for reason that plan is in progress to test these using Harbor Freight meters.

Photos taken on return to Albuquerque Sunday March 32, 2013

Border Patrol.+

Las Cruces Station

Los Pinos fly shop front plate prompted officer to talk about fly fishing.

Typical scenery between Los Cruces and Albuquerque.

Iran native told bill in Deming, New Mexico while on quail hunting trip that New Mexico around Demining looks exactly like Iran.

Drought has damaged quail hunting so that hunting trips near Columbus, New Mexico are no longer worth it.

Elephant Butte reservoir view was prime reason for field trip.

The water level at Elephant Butte Lake is down significantly compared with previous irrigation seasons because of the region's prolonged, severe drought.

Martin Bartlett, spokesman for the utility, said recent photographs taken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation show dramatic effects of drought on the lake. As a result, the water utility plans to shift away from relying heavily on the Rio Grande for the city's drinking water.

"El Paso Water Utilities plans to make up the difference by relying more heavily on well water," President and CEO John E. Balliew said. "We're preparing by drilling new wells and building new pipelines to more efficiently move that water around the city.

elephant butte water level 2013
Approaching Albuquerque.

Garmin Nüvi 1450 GPS set to 78 mph.

Essential non-gas-wasting field trip fuel consumption.

To Las Cruces which a down hill from abq.

From Las Cruces to abq which is uphill.

Honda 2006 4WD manual transmission with get over 30 mpg when driven at about 50 mph.

But, hey, who want to go travel on I 25 at 50 mph?

Lots of vehicles passed us at speeds guessed to be around 86-90 mph.

Williams windmill visit Field trip goal not met because we couldn't find it.

Patty spotted it hidden on the south east corner to the Lemitar, NM exit I 25 access road.

Subject of another essential non-gas-wasting field trip. :)

We're spoiled! author Mark Mathis emailed. Not read since we were on field trip.

Mark E. Mathis is a movie producer and media consultant. Mathis Media, LLC. Viz.

Monday March 25, 2013 11:06

Mark E. Mathis is a media consultant.

Viz is essential for recovery of our stolen $22,036.



Wednesday April 3, 2013 09:39

Important events Tuesday April 2, 2013

1 Mark Mathis phone conversation.

[Phone conversation may be part of a media management contract let by ?. Viz is our business too. ]

2 Texas ground water lawsuits against New Mexico and Oklahoma discussed over lunch with Dr Richard J Hanson at Blakes Lotaburger on Menaul and Chelwood.

Google image photo taken by bill at Marachi restuarant on Juan Tabo.
Texas moved Tuesday to drag New Mexico before the U.S. Supreme Court, charging that New Mexico is mismanaging the Rio Grande in a way that deprives Texas farms and cities of water that rightly belongs to them.

The lawsuit alleges widespread groundwater pumping between Elephant Butte Reservoir and the New Mexico-Texas border that has effectively reduced flows in the river.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex maintains it has a right to that water under the 1980 Red River Compact among Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Until now, no state has sought to draw water from another using the compact. They haven't needed it.
Drought in New Mexico field trip Albuquerque-Las Cruces Saturday March 30/Sunday 31, 2013.

3 Bee attack on Internet modem Comcast maintenance employee. Inverter powered laptop used to spot modem problems.


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