Texas wins a round in epic water battle with New Mexico

New Mexico should be more inclined to negotiate with Texas after a recent ruling in an epic lawsuit over water in the Rio Grande, a Texas official said Monday.

If, as expected, the U.S. Supreme Court ratifies an interim report submitted last week, New Mexico could be on the hook for billions of gallons of water it’s accused of  shorting Texas since the signing of the Rio Grande Compact in 1938, said Patrick Gordon, the Rio Grande Compact commissioner for Texas.

“Hopefully, New Mexico will be more motivated to talk to us now,” Gordon said.

The Supreme Court’s special master, A. Gregory Grimsal, recommended that the high court deny New Mexico’s motion to dismiss the case.

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