Rio Grande Compact (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Rio Grande Compact (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Rio Grande River and adjacent lands, in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas

Last Review 2014-09-15


This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Rio Grande Compact, a joint agreement between the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The compact is administered by the Rio Grande Compact Commission, which is composed of representatives from each member state. The Commission has the authority to regulate water use and diversion, as well as pollution prevention and mitigation, of the Rio Grande River.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Patrick R. Gordon
Department Rio Grande Compact Commission

Address 401 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 560

Place El Paso, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 79901-1212
Phone (915) 834-7075
Phone 2 (915) 545-1133
Fax (915) 834-7080


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 41