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State stops pumping water from Pecos

September 18, 2013 • Local News

City of Roswell Street Department employees assess the flood damage to the bridge on E. Mescalero near the Roswell Country Club, Tuesday morning. The road will be closed for the foreseeable future and workers on site said the reconstruction should begin around November. (Mark Wilson Photo)

The recent heavy rains in New Mexico have boosted water supplies enough to prompt the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission to stop pumping water through the Pecos River to Carlsbad, officials announced Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, Carlsbad Project surface-water supply was measured at more than 110,000 acre feet, water that can be used for farmers in the Carlsbad Irrigation District.

“Last week’s rains brought the region out of crisis status,” said Interstate Stream Director Estevan Login to read more

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