Pecos River Compact Commission
The Pecos River Compact Commission administers the Pecos River Compact to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Pecos River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Compact. The Compact includes the states of New Mexico and Texas.
The Texas Pecos River Compact Commission (PRCC) is authorized by Chapter 42 of the Texas Water Code. The Pecos River Compact was signed by representatives of Texas and New Mexico on December 3, 1948. Subsequently, the Compact was ratified by both the Texas and New Mexico legislatures and was approved by Congress and signed by the President in 1949. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The Compact allocates the waters of the Pecos River between the two states and established the interstate Pecos River Commission to administer the compact. The PRCC represents Texas on the interstate Pecos River Commission which includes one commissioner appointed by the governor from each of the signatory states and one commissioner appointed by the President.
The Honorable Frederic "Rick" Tate
Pecos River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 969
Marfa, Texas 79843
Term expires: January 23, 2017
Technical: Suzy Valentine, P.E., CFM
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, TX 78711
Legal: Jane A. Atwood
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711
The annual meeting of the Pecos River Commission was held April 12, 2016, at the TECH20 Center in El Paso, Texas. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
Malaga Bend, A Salty Tale... Presented by Suzy Valentine, Texas Engineer Advisor, and Natalie Houston at the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee meeting on October 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas.