Will CID make priority call?

March 21, 2013 • Local News

The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s Board of Directors will meet April 2, to discuss possible solutions to its lack of water, after legislation that would have provided $2.5 million toward its efforts failed to pass the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 462, sponsored by Sens. Carroll Leavell, R-Jal, and Cathrynn Brown, R-Santa Fe, would have allocated money from the state’s general fund for the Interstate Stream Commission in an effort to mitigate effects of drought in the Lower Pecos River Basin. The bill passed the Senate Conservation Committee, but died in the Senate Finance Committee.

CID President Charles Jurva said his district had hopes for the bill sponsored by Leavell and Brown, but since it failed to advance “we’ve got to do something.”

“At this point, I think there’s a Login to read more

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