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Gila River Diversion Project

State lawmakers recently considered a handful of bills that dealt with the Gila River. The future of the river is an ongoing debate outside of the legislative session.

The Interstate Stream Commission voted last fall to move forward with plans to pursue a diversion project, although the final proposal has not yet been settled.

NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland sat down with Craig  Roepke, deputy director of the ISC,  at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

Gwyeth Doland also spoke with Norman Gaume, a former ISC director who sued the commission for violations of the state Open Meetings Act. The ISC filed a countersuit against Gaume alleging that his suit intended to cause the commission to miss a deadline to move forward with plans to build a diversion on the Gila River.

Gaume’s attorney Dan Yohalem also joined the conversation to shed some lights on the current legal issues.

Web Extra: Norman Gaume tells NMiF what projects he thinks should be considered for the communities along the Gila River.