Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification where substances are dispersed into clouds by ground-based generators or airplanes with the goal of increasing precipitation.

The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has approved another cloud seeding project by a Texas-based company that seeks to increase precipitation across approximately the eastern third of the state, with commissioners adding the caveat that the Calf Canyon–Hermits Peak Fire burn scar be excluded from the project area due to risk of flooding.

According to Seeding Operations & Atmospheric Research (SOAR)'s application, which like its 2021 application, was sponsored by the Roosevelt Soil and Water Conservation District, the weather modification was to be conducted between April 1-Oct. 31 over the counties of Chaves, Colfax, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Mora, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, San Miguel, and Union. 

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