New Mexico's Atown is experiencing a triple threat from climate impacts, including drought and wildfire.
Due to the massive wildfire that ravaged New Mexico, pollution and debris will cause
Las Vegas to run out water by September. Residents living at the edge of Las Vegas were forced to
flee in May when the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire raged nearby. The city's water comes mainly
from a reservoir which feeds into the nearby Gallinas river. After intense rains in July that fell
on the same area as the fire, the river now has runoff from flooding.