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Environmental groups are blaming Albuquerque for helping the Rio Grande make the fifth spot on American Rivers' "Most Endangered Rivers" list, released today.
It is the fourth time since 1995 that the river has made the list. American Rivers, an environmental protection group, says it ranked the Rio Grande this year because withdrawals planned by Albuquerque and Brownsville, Texas, will hurt the river.
"For two summers in a row, the Rio Grande has failed to reach the sea," said Rebecca R. Wodder, American Rivers president. "If the cities succeed in securing more river water and federal …