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Farmers clash with (Mexican) National Guard over diversion of damís water to US
Mexico News Daily ^ | 2/05/20

Posted on 02/10/2020 3:41:34 PM PST by Libloather

More than 3,000 farmers and residents of four Chihuahua municipalities clashed with the National Guard on Tuesday over the federal government’s plan to divert water from a dam in the northern border state to the Rio Grande for the use of the United States.

The newspaper Milenio reported that protesters from Camargo, La Cruz, Delicias and San Francisco de Conchos confronted the guardsmen with the aim of removing them from the La Boquilla Dam, located on the Conchos River about 200 kilometers south of Chihuahua city.

The National Water Commission (Conagua) intends to open the sluices of the dam to divert hundreds of millions of cubic meters of water to the Rio Grande in order to comply with the 1944 bilateral water treaty between Mexico and the United States.

Mexico has a 220-million-cubic-meter “water debt” to its northern neighbor, Milenio reported. Chihuahua farmers say that the massive diversion planned by Conagua will leave them with insufficient water.

The National Guard and the army were deployed to La Boquilla last month after protesters broke into the dam on January 10.

(Excerpt) Read more at mexiconewsdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Local News; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: dam; farmers; mexico; water
Don't drink it?
1 posted on 02/10/2020 3:41:34 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I think water used for agriculture has to come first. Do we intend to use the water, or we just going to send it down to the Gulf of Mexico? I would need to know that before I can issue a fatwa. If we’re just going to send it through to the Gulf, and agricultural users need it, I think that’s a waste


2 posted on 02/10/2020 3:55:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino

Is that the contaminated water that is poisoning all the lettuce crops in New Mexico?


3 posted on 02/10/2020 3:58:48 PM PST by oldasrocks (Heavily Medicated for your Protection.)
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To: Libloather

Do we need it on the Rio Grande?

Article needs more facts.


4 posted on 02/10/2020 3:59:08 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Libloather

More winning!


5 posted on 02/10/2020 4:10:49 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Our president is now serving Democrats the hemlock tea, they ordered up with a smile!)
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To: oldasrocks

No, not possible. No Mexican water hits the Rio Grande until Texas. Interesting Lee, New Mexico had litigation with Texas over this very issue. New Mexico was impounding water from the Pecos watershed that should have been sent to Texas. New Mexico wanted to pay money, Texas wanted the water sent down. New Mexico was arguing that water rights might not include what they called “wet water”.

New Mexico lost that battle.

My position is if we intend to use that water for farming or legitimate purposes, Mexico should have to honor the agreement. But if they’re going to repeat what they did to the California Farmers for the snail darter, and just simply send it Downriver to go into the ocean, then I agree with the Mexican farmers


6 posted on 02/10/2020 4:19:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: DesertRhino
FYI: From SE of Ft Hancock passed Esparanza there is no river until springs around Candelaria feed it and the river begins NW of Presidio/Ojinaga. The pecan farmers in the El Paso valley are having to drill wells to keep their groves from dying.

New Mexico may have lost the court battle but one look at Elephant Butte tells you they're not complying.

7 posted on 02/10/2020 4:44:38 PM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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To: Libloather

Will this raise the water level sufficiently to keep out more illegals?
In any case, it’s past time Mex. begin paying their debts.


8 posted on 02/10/2020 5:04:50 PM PST by Ex gun maker. (Unconstitutional "Law" is void from inception.....)
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To: SanchoP

Upper or lower valley?


9 posted on 02/10/2020 5:10:03 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.cuase)
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To: SanchoP

I have no doubt in New Mexico is not complying, or barely complying. New Mexico is basically a Third World country


10 posted on 02/10/2020 5:18:46 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Jane Long

Lower,around Fabens and Ft Hancock. They actually had to build a reservoir between Ft Hancock and Esparansa fed by wells. East of Esparansa the Rio Grande is just a muddy ditch.


11 posted on 02/10/2020 6:35:26 PM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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To: SanchoP

Are the canals still used? I remember visiting family, and seeing those full canals, in the lower valley.


12 posted on 02/10/2020 6:44:43 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.cuase)
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To: Jane Long

Oh yeah,the canals are the irrigation system. The wells augment it.


13 posted on 02/10/2020 7:15:45 PM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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To: DesertRhino

As of today’s date, Elephant Butte lake is 30% full
which would show New Mexico is complying.
I don’t consider New Mexico as a third world country.
Lived here most of my 65 years. It is her present
political leanings that suck.


14 posted on 02/10/2020 9:52:03 PM PST by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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To: SanchoP

Esperanza Tx... never thought I’d see anyone mention that little town. I once knew it pretty well.


15 posted on 02/10/2020 10:03:57 PM PST by Pelham (RIP California, killed by massive immigration)
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To: Pelham

There isn’t really any town left. Just a few farms.


16 posted on 02/11/2020 12:52:57 AM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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