Take Two for August 29, 2013

Low water deliveries from Mexico hurt Texas farmers

Rio Grande

Mónica Ortiz Uribe

The Francisco I. Madero Dam outside Delicias, Chihuahua overflowed after four days of record rain in late July. This water will eventually flow downstream to the Rio Grande River.

The Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of south Texas. A 70-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Mexico is supposed to keep the river's water flowing, but Mexico has fallen behind on its end of the deal.

That's heightened tensions between the two countries and jeopardized the future of agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley. From our Fronteras Desk, Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports.


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