New Mexico lawmakers challenge Texas water district agreement

Outlet: Southwest Farm Press

August 29, 2012

As drought conditions in New Mexico continue to plague agricultural production statewide, lawmakers are reviewing a 2008 water settlement agreement between Doña Ana County and El Paso County irrigation districts in hopes of reducing the flow of water in the Rio Grande River that allows the release of water downstream into Texas, resulting in what New Mexico State Attorney General Gary King calls a $183 million loss to New Mexico’s agriculture industry.