Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Elephant Butte Lake is 6.8% full as of 2014-08-01
Elephant Butte Lake (located in New Mexico) is governed by the Rio Grande
Compact. The Rio Grande Compact is an interstate compact signed in 1938
between the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua (Mexico)
and approved by the U.S. Congress, to equitably apportion the waters of
the Rio Grande Basin. Water from the lake supplies irrigation water as
well as about 50% of El Paso's supply when available.