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Officials meet to discuss state water issues

July 23, 2013 • Local News

State legislators and water officials will meet today with regional district managers in Clovis to kick off a three-day summit to discuss the impacts of the drought on local agriculture and resources.

State Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, chairman of the Drought Subcommittee of the Water and Natural Resources Committee, said hosting the meeting in Clovis was important.

“I believe it was important to bring this committee to rural parts of the state and hear from people in Chaves County and other agricultural areas about the problems they are encountering with the current drought conditions,” Cervantes said. “It will give citizens an opportunity to speak with us.”

One of the more important issues the committee will discuss today will be the priority call and agreement held between the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District and Carlsbad Irrigation District, Cervantes said.

In 2003, the CID, the PVACD, the state, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation entered Login to read more

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