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New Mexico approved to use stored water under compact


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received permission from neighboring states to access stored water after little rainfall, low runoff and high temperatures dried out some sections of the Rio Grande.

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and the state can now access up to 38,000 acre-feet of water — or more than 12 billion gallons — currently stored in El Vado Reservoir under the Rio Grande Compact agreement between New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

New Mexico's Rio Grande Compact Commissioner John D'Antonio submitted the emergency request....

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