Why a water battle is brewing between the U.S. and Mexico | EUROtoday

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A water dispute between the United States and Mexico that goes again a long time is popping more and more pressing in Texas communities that depend on the Rio Grande. Their leaders at the moment are demanding the Mexican authorities both share water or face cuts in U.S. assist.

In a deepening diplomatic battle, Mexico is behind in obligations underneath an 80-year-old treaty that governs cross-border flows of the drought-stricken Colorado River. It has for many years resisted water deliveries to the United States from its reservoirs within the Rio Grande basin because it faces its personal drought pressures on thirsty and helpful crops certain on the market throughout the border.