In October 2002, CCNS, its team of experts, and members of the New Mexico Environment Department rafted the Rio Grande from Buckman to Cochiti Dam. We took samples of water from the river and springs, and biota from the banks of the river. Here is a selection of photographs from the trip.
The Rio Grande, Northern New Mexico.
Another view of the river.
Trip participants milling on the bank of the river before disembarking.
Our rafts tied along the bank of the river.
Layers of sediment along the canyon walls.
Our rafts anchored to the shore, ready to disembark.
Jeremy, our guide from Far Flung Adventures, manuvers some white water.
Norm Buske, of The RadioActivist Campaign, takes a sample of moss from the river bank.
A sample of moss from the river bank.
One of the many springs that feed into the Rio Grande.
The porous basalt that forms the banks of the river.
George Rice, hydrologist, taking samples of water from a spring.
Thanks to Norm Buske and Moon Callison for providing these photographs. We intend to take another raft trip in April. We will post photos and information from that trip as soon as we return.