-Gila Region Community News, Calendar, Forum-

Reader Supported Silver City News & SW New Mexico, Grant County NM, Gila NF
* Login   * Register

* FAQ    * Search

All times are UTC - 7 hours

News     Columns     Food: Growing, Fixing     Features     Water     Health     Business     Education     DIY & How-tos     Classifieds     Forum     Home 

Silver City Food Coop



We Are Reader Supported
Your recurring contribution goes to support the Forum, Calendar, and Email List, which exists to further local, sustainable, place-based community.
MONTHLY RECURRING GIFT
    Bill Me Now For: $

ONE-TIME GIFT
Bill Me Now For: $

You may also mail a check or cash to
John Crow
PO Box 1792
Silver City, N.M. 88062


Get your ad here








Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author ------ Message
 Author: riverwalkwoman
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:32 am 
April 30,2003
From Senator Tom Udall:
New Mexico is in the worst drought in more than half a century, but we must come up with solutions to adapt. Last summer, I was proud to co-host a water conference at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces with more than 500 participants, including farmers, ranchers, engineers and community members. Since the conference, my office has been compiling the policy proposals discussed, and today, I am pleased to release our Water Conference Report. Click below to download our proposed actions and share it with your friends. We need to continue this discussion because we can't control the weather, but we can -- and we must -- improve our response to it.
http://www.tomudall.senate.gov

http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=1282
Link to full report is listed at bottom of text. It includes the proposed recommendations for NM.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Author: tschulke
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:29 am 
Senator Udall's report also addresses the Gila:

Proposed Action: Encourage greater scrutiny from the scientific community,
water planners, and the public of the large water projects that involve intra- and
inter-basin transfers. This will better serve communities as well as provide more
opportunities for rigorous technical assessment by the scientists, engineers, water
planners and economists in the planning and evaluation, especially when such
large projects are subsidized by federal and state taxpayer dollars. Some future
projects are still potentially possible in New Mexico, such as within the Arizona
Water Settlement Act (AWSA) and Ute Pipeline Project. The Ute project has
been funded and is proceeding. However, completion is many years away. It has
local support, but ongoing concerns and issues remain.

While the Ute project, now underway, will likely continue, the trajectory of the
AWSA is uncertain. A transfer project under the Arizona Water Settlement
involving the Gila River has experienced halting progress. Locally preferred
options for watershed and river management to meet AWSA goals are being
promoted, yet larger scale water transfer projects have faced significant
controversy. While some funding is guaranteed for the Gila River water projects,
tens of millions of additional federal appropriations would be needed for a largescale
transfer project, and such funding is unlikely to be forthcoming in the near
term. Any Arizona Settlement project should not move forward without
cost/benefit analysis, feasibility studies, full exploration of economic need,
ecological study and full consideration of all proposed alternatives for use of
settlement funds and water.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Author: gorwest
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:47 am 
"Any Arizona Settlement project should not move forward without
cost/benefit analysis, feasibility studies, full exploration of economic need,
ecological study and full consideration of all proposed alternatives for use of
settlement funds and water."


But that's not how decisions are made in New Mexico!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:

Gila River Festival Ad


Silver City & Southwestern New Mexico Monthly Community Calendar

Click To Create A New Calendar Event
<<

Community Events
Week of November 20, 2017

>>

20
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
21
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Four Shillings Short
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
22
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Gin Rummy
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
23
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
24
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
25
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
26
Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group










News     Columns     Food: Growing, Fixing     Features     Water     Health     Business     Education     DIY & How-tos     Classifieds     Forum     Home 
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group