Jun 16 2009
Pecos River at Carlsbad
The Pecos River Settlement Agreement was signed in March 2003, intended to serve as a guarantor of water rights in the region. But it hasn’t done much of that in the six years since: It has never been implemented.
So the parties, among whom are the federal government, New Mexico state, the Carlsbad Irrigation District, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, have been addressing concerns there in a more informal way, until now.
In June, they filed with the Fifth Judicial District Court in Roswell a declaration seeking to put the deal into effect.