Agreement with Mexico Reached on Colorado River Water
Mexican government leaders have been meeting with U.S. officials to develop a pact that adds areas in Mexico to the Colorado River water sharing agreements. This addendum to the 1944 U.S.-Mexico water treaty would link Mexican and U.S. water allocation from the Colorado River during surplus and drought. If approved by water agencies and the seven Western U.S. states that receive Colorado River water, then Mexico would adjust its delivery schedule during low reservoir conditions and have access to additional water if there are high reservoir conditions. The pact also has a commitment to work together on a pilot program involving water for the environment.