Mexicali Mayor Norma Bustamante expressed her concerns days ago after a cut was announced for the Colorado River allocated water Baja California receives.

According to the mayor, the country will see a 180 million cubic meters or about 145,928 acre-feet cut for next year.

During a recent rural area tour, city officials were told irrigation canals need technology and infrastructure investment.

At the same time, the authorities must strengthen water consumption awareness campaigns.

“Given we have always had water we are misusing it,” the mayor said. The International Water and Boundary Commission has already cut Colorado River allocated water by 120 million cubic meters for this year.

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