Raymondville's Dwindling Water Supply to Last through Mid- to Late-May

The City of Raymondville's supply of agricultural water will only last them until mid- to late-May, and they are having to make emergency efforts to replenish that supply.

Raymondville is located on the northern end of the Rio Grande Valley, and water from the Rio Grande and Delta Lake has become scarce. Mexico is not giving them water as is required by the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty, which has recently been in dispute.

So, as part of their efforts to replenish their water supply, the city has purchased water to dump into their canals at a cost of $37,000, but that water will only last 60-90 days.

Kiii News Reporter Mike DaSilva went to Raymondville Thursday, and will have more details on 3News tonight.


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