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Mon Oct 5, 2020, 06:03 AM

U.S. Supreme Court to hear water case between Texas and New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court is wading into another water dispute between Texas and New Mexico over the Pecos River Compact, with oral arguments scheduled to be heard Monday.

At issue is a complaint from Texas that New Mexico received delivery credit for water that had evaporated.

In September 2014, rainfall from Tropical Storm Odile soaked West Texas and eastern New Mexico.

New Mexico held Pecos River water in Brantley Reservoir due to rising water levels. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operates the lake, near Carlsbad.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1503692/us-supreme-court-to-hear-water-case-between-texas-and-nm.html

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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