Former ISC director says Gila River diversion will waste water and money

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Figure 1 color spreadsheet from IPRAed dataIn testimony and a report presented to the Interstate Stream Commission at their monthly meeting in Tucumcari on April 30, former ISC director, Norm Gaume, told commissioners that the Gila River diversion proposal currently under consideration “would produce little or no water but with major waste of money, time and effort. A portion of the wild Gila River would be destroyed. More likely, many years, substantial human effort and millions of dollars would be wasted on the federal decision‐making process that ultimately would reach the same rational conclusion that the ISC should make before the end of 2014.”