Pecos River Compact (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Pecos River Compact (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Pecos River and adjacent lands, in New Mexico and Texas

Last Review 2014-08-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Pecos River Compact, a joint agreement between the states of New Mexico and Texas. The compact is administered by the Pecos River Compact Commission, which is composed of representatives from the member states. The Commission has the authority to provide for the equitable division and apportionment of the use of the waters of the Pecos River; to promote interstate comity; to remove causes of present and future controversies; to make secure and protect present development within the states; to facilitate the construction of works for, (a) the salvage of water, (b) the more efficient use of water, and (c) the protection of life and property from floods.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Frederic "Rick" Tate
Department Pecos River Compact Commission
Address P.O. Box 969
Place Marfa, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 79843
Phone 432-729-3225
Fax 432-729-3224

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tex. Water Code 42