December 29, 2008--La Jara water district may join lawsuit (Alamosa Valley Courier)

The Alamosa River, La Jara Creek Water Conservancy District wants to know if the state is planning to expand the Rio Grande River Compact between Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. The Rio Grande River Compact was signed in 1938 and states in part that Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico "desiring to remove all causes of present and future controversy among these states...with respect to the use of the waters of the Rio Grande above Fort Quitman, Texas...for the purpose of effecting an equitable apportionment of such waters, have resolved to conclude a compact for the attainment of these purposes..." Now, the Alamosa and La Jara Conservancy District is concerned that Colorado is trying to include their streams as part of the compact.

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