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Low water deliveries from Mexico hurt Texas farmers

by Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Fronteras Desk | Take Two

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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. Mónica Ortiz Uribe

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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