Water shortage in Valley again fuels tensions with Mexico

Outlet: San Antonio Express-News

March 10, 2013

Rio Grande Valley irrigation manager Jo Jo White remembers clearly how ugly things got about a decade ago, when drought left Mexico without the water it needed to supply what it owed the U.S. under a 1944 treaty. Fields on the U.S. side went dry. Angry farmers staged a “tractor-cade” at an international bridge. Local leaders put pressure on congressmen. Congressmen put pressure on the State Department.