Stuff I wrote elsewhere: a critique of the Gila diversion

From the morning paper, Norm Gaume’s critique of a proposal to divert water from the Gila:

New Mexico is overestimating the amount of water available from a proposed Gila River diversion and underestimating the cost and technical difficulty of the project, according to the former head of the state agency involved.

The project, as currently formulated, is “fatally flawed,” former New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission head Norm Gaume said in an interview Monday.

More background from my colleague Lauren Villagran on a fascinating old-school debate over whether to build a dam or not.