US (NM): Cannabis farms affect state's water reserves

More medical cannabis plants are being grown in New Mexico than ever before.

But two rural water systems in Sandoval County say the crop may be depleting local water supplies, and they say they have been left powerless to stop it.

The Peña Blanca Water and Sanitation District and Sile Mutual Domestic Water and Sewer Association sent a letter last month to state agencies and legislators describing their concerns.

The Sile water system serves 154 people west of the Rio Grande between Cochiti and Kewa pueblos. The Peña Blanca system is responsible for delivering water to 448 people on the east side of the river between the same pueblos.

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