Water deal aims to help grow riverside vegetation

July 15, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An agreement approved by the Elephant Butte Irrigation District lets farmers sell water rights so the water can be used to help grow riverside vegetation such as cottonwoods and Goodding’s willows.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that the deal is the largest New Mexico example to date of a growing effort across the western United States to reclaim water for riverside environments.

Under the agreement, the International Boundary and Water Commission — the federal agency responsible for maintaining the Rio Grande channel between Percha Login to read more

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