As is customary in the summer months, the Village Council will hold just one regular meeting in June:  Tuesday, June 21. However, a special meeting was held June 8 to  consider a report on the expected availability of irrigation water. The mayor and council received a presentation from the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District’s chief executive officer, Jason Casuga, about anticipated restrictions on water deliveries, and how pumping of water directly from the river has affected irrigation here. Pumping has been necessary due to failure of the Corrales Siphon pipe that has for 89 years delivered water through a wooden culvert from the east side of the Rio Grande to the west side.

The MRGCD has said it will continue to pump water into the Main Canal “as long as river water levels allow.” But that was anticipated by early June.

See to read more about Corrales’ water situation. Click on 2022 Irrigation Season Outlook Corrales Main Canal.

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