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Rio Grande Compact Commission

Description and function of the Rio Grande Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Rio Grande Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Dates of the annual meeting.

Description:

The Rio Grande Compact Commission administers the Rio Grande Compact to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Rio Grande and its tributaries as apportioned by the Compact. The Compact includes the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Statute:

Chapter 41 Texas Water Code

Commissioners:

The Honorable Patrick R. Gordon
Rio Grande Compact Commissioner
401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560
El Paso, Texas 79901-1212
Telephone: (915) 834-7075 or (915) 545-1133
Fax: (915) 834-7080 or (915) 545-4433
Term expires: June 9, 2013
Email: pgordon@gordonmottpc.com

Advisors:

Technical: Herman Settemeyer, P.E.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, Texas, 78711
(512) 239-4707
Fax (512)239-4770
Email: herman.settemeyer@tceq.texas.gov

Legal: Priscilla Hubenak
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, Texas, 78711
(512) 463-2012
(512) 320-0911
Email: priscilla.hubenak@texasattorneygeneral.gov

Meeting Dates:

The annual meeting of the Rio Grande Compact Commission is scheduled to be held in March, 2015.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Forgotten Rivers Study - Rio Grande from Fort Quitman, Texas downstream to Presidio, Texas. The Forgotten Rivers Study was conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to concerns by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board related to floodplain and riverine function, environmental resources, water quality, agriculture, and watershed hydrology. The study produced mapping of the area, a report on existing environmental and hydrologic conditions, and offers possible suggestions regarding concerns identified.

Information Links:

Lower Rio Grande Program Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Geological Survey Exit the TCEQ

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