House to Feds: Pressure Mexico to Release Water

The Texas House on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that urges the U.S. State Department to pressure the Mexican government to release water owed to Texas under the terms of a 70-year-old treaty.

House Concurrent Resolution 55 by state Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, addresses the Treaty of Feb. 3, 1944 — also called the “Treaty of the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande.”

Under its terms, Mexico is to deliver water to the U.S. from tributaries that feed into the Rio Grande, in exchange for water from the Colorado River ...

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