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El Rio: Culture and Environment in the Rio Grand/Rio Bravo Basin

From the mountains of Colorado, through the rugged landscapes of New Mexico and Texas, to the fragile semi-desert of northern Mexico, the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo is the lifeblood of the ecosystems and cultures of the region. The river has always invited settlement, agriculture, industry, commerce, and recreation. On its banks, Native Americans and later the Spanish established towns that continue to thrive.

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