A state official took part Wednesday in Mexico City in a binational meeting to discuss the allotment of Colorado River water.

State Secretary of Water Management and Protection Francisco Bernal said the meeting was held in order to follow-up details of the Act 323 of a 1944 treaty that assigns Mexico 1.8 million cubic meters of Colorado River water.

However, for next year the state is expected to see its allotment reduced given the drought conditions. That decision is expected by August based on snow and water flows. Bernal said Act 323 provides up to $31.5 million to Mexico in order to implement measures like water conservation projects, irrigation canal cementing and fallowing. Those measures must first get approval from the Mexican government, agricultural producers and the community in general.

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