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PVACD reaffirms opposition of priority call on Pecos River

April 11, 2013 • Local News

During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District’s Board of Directors reaffirmed its opposition to the Carlsbad Irrigation District’s demand for a priority call on the Pecos River.

PVACD Chairman Bill Netherlin read a statement approved by the board that says if the CID’s effort were successful, the PVACD area “would suffer historic and crippling economic, cultural and social injury which would take decades to repair.”

“At risk is over 110,000 thousand acres of irrigated farmland along with municipal and industrial water supplies,” the statement says. “Agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing, large and small businesses and municipalities contribute approximately one billion dollars annually to the area economy.

“The economic impact of a priority call will devastate the entire Pecos Login to read more

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