Supreme Court allows water suit

Supreme Court allows water suit

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The U.S. Supreme Court says Texas can proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico over water.

Texas accuses New Mexico of allowing illegal diversions of surface and underground water of the Rio Grande near the state line.

Texas officials say those diversions take away water from farmers and residents around El Paso.

But New Mexico is also struggling with drought and argues that Texas is getting what’s required under a compact between the two states. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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