Please thank the Governor for protecting the Gila River and moving forward with water supply security for southwest NM
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB200 into law last week, ending the Gila River diversion project after more than 15 years of wasted time, money and effort.
In addition to prohibiting any expenditure of NM Unit Funds on a harmful diversion project, the bill also directs the Interstate Stream Commission to consult with the Water Trust Board on allocating the remaining $80 million in funding for priority water projects in southwest New Mexico. Bringing good governance to this funding process can ensure water supply resilience for everyone in the four-county area.
Please take a minute to thank the Governor for her commitment to the Gila River and water supply security in southwest New Mexico.