Pipeline Helps New Mexico Meet Pecos River Needs

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The completion of a 10-mile pipeline near Carlsbad will help New Mexico meet its obligations under a settlement over Pecos River water.

Construction on the Seven Rivers pipeline started a year ago.  It stretches from the Seven Rivers area 18 miles north of Carlsbad to Brantley Lake on the Pecos River.

It has the capacity to deliver more than 15,750 acre-feet of water a year to the river as required under the terms of the settlement.

The project is one of several actions New Mexico has taken to make up a water deficit to Texas under the 1947 Pecos River Compact that assured part of the water to both states.