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Rio Grande (Southern New Mexico & West Texas)
Citizens Forum Meetings

The Rio Grande Citizens Forum (RGCF) was established in 1999 to facilitate the exchange of information between the USIBWC and members of the public about Commission activities between Percha Dam, New Mexico and Ft. Quitman, Texas.  Below are Minutes and Presentations of previous meetings of the RGCF  See later minutes and presentations here. Contact Public Affairs Office

              Meeting Announcements


The next meeting of the Upper Rio Grande Citizens Forum will be June 22, 2023, 6:30 - 8:30PM and will be held virtually via Teams.  Please contact Sally Spener (915) 503-5542 for more information.

           Meeting Minutes

2/23/2023 - Press Release & Agenda \ Minutes

10/20/2022 - Press Release & Agenda

10/28/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

6/24/2021 - Press Release & Agenda

1/9/2020 - Press Release & Agenda  / Minutes

10/10/19 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

7/11/19 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

4/11/19 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

10/11/18 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

7/12/18 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

4/12/18 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

1/11/18 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

10/12/17 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

7/13/17 - Press Release & Agenda / Minutes

4/13/17 - Minutes

1/12/17 - Press Release & Agenda

Presentations for February 23, 2023

Update on Habitat Restoration Activities in Rio Grande Canalization Flood Control Project

Hudspeth County Update on River Maintenance

Canalization Project Update on Prohibited Activities Signs 

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

Presentations for October 27, 2022:
Update on Levee Work and FEMA Accreditation in Dona Ana and El Paso Counties

South Central New Mexico Stormwater Management Coalition

Presentations for June 23, 2022:
Monsoon Season and What to Expect this Year
2022 Water Deliveries to Mexico

Presentations for February 24, 2022:
2022 Irrigation Season Overview

EPW - Frontera Wastewater Emergency Update 

Presentations for October 28, 2021:
Frontera Force Main Update
USIBWC Levee Projects Status Update for El Paso County

Presentations from June 24, 2021:
Convention of 1906 Overview
Rio Grande Project
Rio Grande Levee Rehabilitation

Presentations of February 25, 2021:
Rio Grande Levee Rehabilitation
Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation
Canalization Signs

Presentations from October 22, 2020:
IBWC History and Projects
Rio Grande Citizens Forum
CF Orientation Board Duties

Presentations from January 9, 2020:
El Paso Sector FY 2019
Environmental Impacts of the Border Wall
URG Sediment Removal Contract
Letter of Map Revisions LOMR  

Presentations from October 10, 2019:
Fish Presentation Edward Enriquez
Sediment Removal - URG

Presentations from July 11, 2019:
Ten-Year Implementation of the ROD for the Rio Grande Canalization Flood Control Project and Future Management
Annual Update on Rio Grande Water Quality and the Clean Rivers Program

Presentations from April 11, 2019:
Sediment Removal in the Upper Rio Grande
Water Quality in the Desert - Supply Challenges and Treatment Solutions

Presentations from October 11, 2018:
Design and Construction of Rio Grande Channel Maintenance Alternatives for Sediment Control
Desalination of Brackish Water in the Southern Mesilla Valley: Preliminary Planning

Presentations from July 12, 2018:
IBWC History and Activities
Rio Grande Critical Mission Responsibilities
Orientation and Board Member Duties

Presentations from April 12, 2018:
2018 Upper Rio Grande Field Office Canalization River Channel Maintenance Completed Projects
Riparian Habitat Restoration in the Rio Grande Canalization Flood Control Project

Presentations from January 11, 2018
Rincon WHEN: Water Habitat Energy Nexus
UPDATE: Border West Expressway
Doniphan Drive Corridor Plan

Presentations from October 12, 2017
Orange Trees in Summer? What's Happening? Saltcedar & Diorhabda in NM
Minute Signings with the U.S. and Mexico

Presentations from July 13, 2017
The Boundary Preservation Project
Update on Water Quality, Clean Rivers Program

Presentations from April 13, 2017
Reclamation-Managing Water in the West-RGP
2016-2017 Sediment Removal Activities

Presentations from January 12, 2017
Interior Drainage Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis for El Paso, TX
Canutillo Phase II Floodwall/Levee Design
Petroleum Storage Tank Release Investigation