Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 90-272||43 U. S. C. 615ss.|
|Public Law 90-272||Water contracts, approval.|
Whereas section 11(a) of the Act of June 13, 1962 (76 Stat. 96; Public Law 87-483 ), provides that: "No long-term contract, except contracts for the benefit of the lands and for the purposes specified in sections 2 (Navajo Indian irrigation project) and 8 (San Juan-Chama project) of this Act, shall be entered into for the delivery of water stored in Navajo Reservoir or of any other waters of the San Juan River and its tributaries, as aforesaid, until the Secretary has determined by hydrologic investigation that sufficient water to fulfill said contract is reasonably likely to be available for use in the State of New Mexico during the term thereof under the allocations made in articles III and XIV of the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, and has submitted such determination to the Congress of
the United States and the Congress has approved such contracts."; and
Whereas the Secretary has made such determination in connection with the following contracts transmitted to Congress by-letter
November 21, 1967:
|Water diversion (acre-feet)||Estimated water depletion (acre-feet)||Proposed uses|
|Public Service Company of New Mexico||20,200||16,200||Thermal-electric generation.|
|Southern Union Gas Company||50||50||Pump cooling.|
|Utah Construction and Mining Company||44,000||35,300||Thermal-electric generation.|
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That such contracts are hereby approved by the Congress. The Secretary may enter into amendments thereto which would in his judgment be in the interest of water conservation, but the total water depletion shall not exceed the estimates set forth in this joint resolution.
Approved, March 22, 1968.