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Eastern New Mexico water pipeline project awarded $4M

Eastern New Mexico water pipeline project awarded $4M

Joshua Panas
November 09, 2018 02:31 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. government is funneling another $4.3 million to a pipeline project designed to one day bring billions of gallons of drinking water annually to communities in eastern New Mexico.

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The latest infusion from the Bureau of Reclamation will help with construction of a pipeline to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis.

Members of the state's congressional delegation say the money represents the largest single-year award from the agency to the Ute pipeline project, bringing the federal contribution so far to more than $20 million.

Decades in the making, the project aims to ease the strain on the Ogallala aquifer along the Texas-New Mexico border by tapping into Ute Reservoir.

Critics say the cost will outweigh the benefits as runoff that feeds the reservoir could be uncertain as drought persists.

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