Gila River coverage 2012 – present

Since 2012, I’ve been reporting on the state of New Mexico’s proposed diversion of the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico. These are some of those stories. I often rely on public documents obtained through Inspection of Public Records Act requests. Whenever possible, I link to individual documents within stories; they can also be found here.

The ‘politics’ of wrangling data on the Gila 
New Mexico Political Report, Jan. 8, 2017

Gila Confusion: Which water demands? 
New Mexico In Depth, Nov. 11, 2016

Gila: An unpredictable river, even in the best of times 
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

History and Politics on the Gila  
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Gila River Diversion: What’s the Plan?  
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Wary of diversion plans, Silver City moves on conservation
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Exchange fees complicate water pricing for Gila water 
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Federal Gila diversion funds depleted more every  year
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

New state agency created for Gila diversion
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Interstate Stream Commission: Meet the decision-makers
New Mexico In Depth, Oct. 24, 2016

Repeating History on the Gila: NM reveals its new plans for diverting the river’s water
Santa Fe Reporter, July 26, 2016

Billion dollar Gila River diversion off the table
New Mexico In Depth, June 24, 2016

End Game on the Gila 
Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 25, 2014

Gila Diversion Moves Forward 
Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 24, 2014

State Gets Green Light for Gila Decision 
Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 21, 2014

Gila Hearing Delayed
Santa Fe Reporter, Nov. 12, 2014

Secret Plan: Former ISC director sues over alleged violations of NM Open Meetings Act for Gila plan
Santa Fe Reporter, Oct. 16, 2014

Gila Hiccup  
Santa Fe Reporter, Sept. 22, 2014

Divert & Conquer: NM’s plans to dam the Gila River are dubious and damn expensive 
Santa Fe Reporter, Aug. 5, 2014

Wilderness River: Decision to divert the Gila is down to the wire
Santa Fe Reporter, June 3, 2014

Will the Gila River Stay Wild in New Mexico? 
KUNM-FM, March 10, 2014

Damming a River to Save It 
Dec. 2013

Gila Plans Still Open to Debate
June 2013

The ISC’s Estevan Lopez Talks Water with EFB 
Dec. 2012

Thirty Years of Uncertainty: Development on the Gila
Dec. 2012

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