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2010 Press Releases

12/20/2010
Commission Signs Colorado River Agreement in Response to April 2010 Earthquake Damage in the Mexicalli Valley

11/30/2010
Salt Cedar Biocontrol and Regional Flood Control Projects on Agenda for December 13th Public Meeting in Las Cruces, NM

11/29/2010
Rio Grande Levee Construction and Dam Safety Classification System on Agenda for December 9th Public Meeting

11/29/2010
December 2nd Public Meeting in El Centro, CA to Discuss New River Project and the Salton Sea

11/5/2010
Falcon and Amistad Dam Releases Return to Normal

11/5/2010
Commission Seeks Applicants for Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum Board (DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH)

10/28/2010
Falcon Dam Releases Increase; Amistad Dam Releases Decrease

10/22/10
Falcon Dam Releases Decrease; Diversion of Water Into the U.S. Interior Floodway Ends

10/20/10
Falcon Dam Releases Decrease; Diversion of Water Into the U.S. Interior Floodway Expected to End

10/14/2010
Amistad Dam Releases Increase; Falcon Dam Releases Decrease

10/7/2010
USIBWC Awards $220 Million In Levee Work Accounting for 100% of its Recovery Act Funds

10/6/2010
Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Continue

9/29/2010
October 7th Public Meeting to Discuss Environmental Concerns Affecting the Tijuana River Valley

9/24/2010
Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Begin

9/23/2010
Falcon Dam Releases to Increase Again; Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Expected

9/23/2010
USIBWC Awards Contracts Covering 98% of its Recovery Act Funds; Will Reach 100% this Month

9/22/2010
Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Likely

9/21/2010
Falcon Dam Releases to Increase on Septebmer 22nd; Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Possible

9/20/2010
USIBWC Awards Contracts for Rio Grande Flood Control Projects in El Paso and Doña Ana Counties Funded by the Recovery Act

9/17/2010
Statement of U.S. Commissioner Drusina on Recovery Act Funding and the LRGFCP

9/14/2010
Falcon & Amistad Dam Releases Increase; No Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Expected

9/8/2010
Rio Grande Expected to Rise Slightly in the Valley; No Diverstions Into Floodway Expected

9/7/2010
USIBWC Responds to Tropical Storm Hermine; No Diversions Into U.S. Interior Floodway Expected

9/2/2010
Rio Grande Water Quality and Levee Rehabilitiation on Agenda for September 15th Public Meeting in El Paso, TX

8/31/2010
USIBWC Dove Hunting Policy List of Affected Areas

8/18/2010
Commission Reduces Amistad Dam Releases

8/18/2010
September 1st Public Meeting to Discuss Lower Colorado River Environmental Projects and Desalting Plant in Yuma, AZ

8/16/2010
Releases from Falcon and Amistad Dam Decrease; Water Diversion into U.S. Floodway to end

8/16/2010
USIBWC Awards Contract for Presidio Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

8/13/2010
Falcon Dam Releases Reduced; Amistad Dam Releases Stable

8/11/2010
Rio Grande Flood Operations on Agenda for August 25th Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

8/2/2010
Commission Reduces Flood Releases from Falcon Dam

7/29/2010
Commission Continues to Reduce Release of Floodwaters from Falcon Dam; Diversions Continue into U.S. Interior Floodway in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

7/27/2010
Commission Reduces Flood Releases from Falcon Dam

7/21/2010
Release of Floodwaters from Falcon Dam Continues; Diversions continue into U.S. Interior Floodway in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

7/20/2010
Commission to Reduce Flood Releases from Amistad Dam

7/15/2010
Falcon Reservoir Reaches Record Elevation

7/14/2010
Commission Reduces Flood Releases from Amistad Dam

7/13/2010
Releases from Falcon Dam to Increase Again as Reservoir Approaches Record Levels; More Water to be Diverted into the Floodway; Amistad Dam Releases Continue

7/12/2010
Releases from Falcon Dam to Increase Again; More Water to be Diverted into the Floodway; Amistad Dam Releases Continue

7/10/2010
Releases from Amistad Dam and Falcon Dam are Reduced as Inflows Diminish

7/10/2010
Rio Grande Flood Operations Continue

7/8/2010
Releases from Falcon Dam to Increase; Diversion of Water into the Floodway Begins; Amistad Dam Releases Continue

7/7/2010
Commission Begins Releasing Rio Grande Floodwaters from Falcon Dam

7/6/2010
Amistad Dam Releases Continue; Falcon Dam Releases Likely; Diversion into the U.S Interior Floodway in the Lower Rio Grande Expected

7/5/2010
Rio Grande Rises at Rio Grande City; Diversions Into the U.S. Interior Floodway Possible

7/5/2010
Flood Releases From Amistad to Begin

7/3/2010
USIBWC Prepares to Divert Water Into the Interior Floodway as Soon as July 6th

7/2/2010
USIBWC Prepares for Rio Grande Flood Operations; Diversions Into Floodways are Expected

7/1/2010
USIBWC Monitors Hurricane Alex Impact

7/1/2010
Commission Signs Agreement for U.S. - Mexico Cooperation on Colorado River Management

6/30/2010
USIBWC Moves Into 24-Hour Operations in Response to Hurricane Alex

6/29/2010
Preparations Underway for Tropical Storm Alex

6/17/2010
USIBWC Awards Contract for Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

6/10/10
Commission Signs International Agreement on the Santa Clara Wetland and Yuma Desalting Plant Run

6/2/2010
Rio Grande Water Supply and Regional Flood Control Issues on Agenda for June 15th Public Meeting in Las Cruces, NM

5/25/2010
Rio Grande Water Quality and Levee Construction on Agenda for June 8th Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

5/25/2010
June 7th Public Meeting in El Centro, CA to Discuss Earthquake Damage in U.S. and Mexican Irrigation Districts and New River Water Quality

4/23/2010
IBWC releases Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Improvements to the Arroyo Colorado South Levee, Hidalgo And Cameron Counties, Texas. Public commentswill be accepted through May 26, 2010.


4/22/2010

May 6th Public Meeting in Imperial Beach, CA to Discuss Waste Tires at the U.S./Mexico Border and Binational Water Supply Issues

4/16/2010
USIBWC Monitors Rio Grande Flood Conditions

3/31/2010
Decision Announced for Long-Term Rehabilitation of Presidio Levees

3/10/2010
Rio Grande Levee Construction, USIBWC Plans for Asarco Remediation on Agenda for March 23rd Public Meeting in El Paso, TX

3/2/2010
Commissioner Drusina issues Letter of Thanks to Mr. Tony Solo for Service to the Agency

2/22/2010
March 8th Public Meeting to Discuss Yuma Desalting Plant and Yuma Wetlands Projects

2/19/2010
Levee Construction Update on Agenda for March 3rd Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

1/19/2010
Edward Drusina Sworn in as Commissioner of the IBWC

1/14/2010
Meeting to Discuss Projects of the IBWC & South Western Wetlands Interpretive Association scheduled for January 28th in Imperial Beach, CA

1/13/2010
USIBWC Awards Contract for Lower Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act

1/13/2010
USIBWC Awards Contracts for Upper Rio Grande Levee Construction Funded by the Recovery Act