Administration of the Pecos River Compact Between New Mexico and Texas

by Neil S. Grigg, Colorado Water Resources Research, Inst, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The Pecos River Compact specifies the allocation of water between New Mexico and Texas. Due to difficulty in reaching agreement Texas sued New Mexico in the Supreme Court. The Court issued an Amended Decree in 1988 to establish procedures for interstate water administration.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Developing countries | Water resources | Water supply | Water management | Agreements and treaties | Water rights | Litigation | United States | New Mexico | Texas

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