Red River, The
  Red River WatershedThe Red River is a tributary of the Río Grande located in northern New Mexico. It is classified (in the New Mexico Standards for Interstate and Intrastate Streams), from its junction with the Río Grande upstream to the mouth of Placer Creek, as having the following uses: coldwater fishery, fish culture, irrigation, livestock watering, wildlife habitat, and primary contact (swimming). The river flows by the Molycorp mine on its way to the Río Grande. An 8 mile stretch of the Red River as it passes by the mine has been characterized as essentially "dead" due to contamination from the mine. The Red River Watershed is shown here. Click on the image for a larger view.
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