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United States-Mexico Treaty on Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Feb 3, 1944
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-160016)
Title abbreviation

1944 Water Treaty

Place of adoption
Washington
Depository
United States of America
Language
English, Spanish
Entry into force
Nov 8, 1945
Subject
Water
Geographical area
Central America, North America
Basin
Colorado, Tijuana, Rio Grande (North America)
Abstract

Water Treaty for the "Utilization of Waters of Signing of 1944 Treaty the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande" distributed the waters in the international segment of the Rio Grande from Fort Quitman, Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. This treaty also authorized the two countries to construct operate and maintain dams on the main channel of the Rio Grande. The 1944 treaty also changed the name of the IBC to the International Boundary And Water Commission (IBWC), and in Article 3 the two governments entrusted the IBWC to give preferential attention to the solution of all border sanitation problems. (Source: http://www.ibwc.state.gov/Treaties)

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Mexico
United States of America

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