Interstate Stream Commission Considers Proposals To Divert Part Of Gila River
The Interstate Stream Commission meets in Albuquerque today to hear proposals to divert part of the Gila River.
Opponents of the diversion are upset about the session, which doesn’t include any time for public comment. They plan to rally outside the meeting.
The commission is already being sued over claims it violated New Mexico’s Open Meetings Act.
The claims have prompted questions about the transparency of the commission's handling of Gila River planning.
A spokeswoman for the commission says there will be more time to comment during a session Friday in Silver City.
The commission faces an end of the year deadline to decide whether to accept federal money to build a diversion and storage system along the Gila.