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Protecting New Mexico’s Waters: A Blueprint for the Future


Denise Fort


University of New Mexico School of Law

March 5, 2010


Abstract:     
Aquatic species are imperiled by water diversions, introduced species, pollution and now climate change. In the western U.S., water law rewards the withdrawal and use of water, rather than leaving water instream for ecological, recreational and other purposes. New Mexico has no statutory protections for environmental flows and is increasing its diversions of water from rivers. This paper discusses the status of instream flows in the state and proposes policies to better protect the state’s waters.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: environment, natural resources, rivers, ecology, New Mexico

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Date posted: March 7, 2010  

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Fort, Denise, Protecting New Mexico’s Waters: A Blueprint for the Future (March 5, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1565718 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1565718

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Denise Fort (Contact Author)
University of New Mexico School of Law ( email )
1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

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