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2008 Press Releases

11/26/2008
Stormwater Management, Rio Grande Flood Control Levees & Mexican Water Project on Agenda for December 4th Public Meeting

11/24/2008

President Appoints Bill Ruth U.S. Commissioner

11/13/2008
Contract Awarded for Border Sanitation Project

11/5/2008
U.S. Mexico Colorado River Cooperation, Morelos Dam Sediment Removal, Mexicali Irrigation System on Agenda for November 18th Public Meeting in Calexico

10/15/2008
Public Meeting to Discuss Conditions in the Rio Grande Basin on October 29th in Mercedes, TX

10/13/2008
Update on USIBWC Flood Control Operations at Presidio, TX

10/10/2008
Rain Forecast for Presidio; USIBWC Makes Preparations

10/08/2008
Rio Grande Still in Flood at Presidio

9/26/2008
Update on Rio Grande Flood Conditions

9/23/2008
Update on Rio Grande Flood Conditions; River Level Drops at Presidio; Amistad Dam on the Rise

9/18/2008
Rio Grande Flooding Continues at Presidio, Texas - Ojinaga, Chihuahua

9/17/2008
U.S. and Mexican IBWC Commissioners Perish in Plane Crash

9/16/2008
South Bay IWTP Operational Approaches:  Project Report for Full Scale Testing of TSS Removal Improvements

9/15/2008
Rio Grande Levees at Risk in Presidio, Texas

9/15/2008
Rio Grande Levees at Risk in Presidio, Texas

8/22/2008
Border Sanitation Project Moves Forward

8/19/2008
Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project Operations Update

8/4/2008
U.S. IBWC Releases Environmental Study of Proposed Flood Control Improvements

8/1/2008
Comment on the U.S. IBWC Draft Environmental Assessment on Improvements to the Rio Grande Rectification Project of August 2008

7/30/2008
U.S. IBWC Decision Supports Efforts to Improve Tijuana River Ecosystem

7/25/2008
Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project Operations Update

7/22/2008
USIBWC staff on "Stand-by Alert" status and initiating hurricane preparations for Tropical Storm Dolly

7/03/2008
Levee Improvements, Report on Natural Disasters along the Border on Agenda for July 16th Public Meeting in Mercedes, TX

7/01/2008
USIBWC Starts Construction on Rio Grande Flood Control Levee in the Mesilla Valley

6/30/2008
Record of Decision for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Improvements to the Tijuana River Flood Control Project

6/26/2008
IBWC undertakes works for Rio Grande Flood Control Project in El Paso-Cuidad Juarez

6/13/2008
Public Meeting to Discuss Border Sanitation Project and Water Quality Monitoring scheduled for June 26th in Imperial Beach, CA

6/2/2008
Nogales-Area Residents Invited to Public Forum Concerning Significant Public Works Projects in Nogales Area on June 10th

5/27/2008
Colorado River Water Supply, the Invasive Quagga Mussel and Wetlands Restoration on Agenda for June 9th Public Meeting in Yuma

5/1/2008
Rio Grande Water Supply, Flood Control Levees on Agenda for June 4th Public Meeting

5/15/2008
USIBWC Announces Decision to Upgrade Existing International Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Record of Decision

5/12/08
Work begins to repair Nogales Wash

5/12/08
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Improvements to the Tijuana River Flood Control Project

4/25/08
GAO Report: Two Alternatives for Improving Wastewater Treatment at the United States-Mexico Border

4/25/08
USIBWC Report: Comparing Cost and Timelines for Construction of Secondary Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the United States & Mexico for the Treatment of Tijuana Sewage

4/3/08
Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Levee Improvements on agenda for April 16th public meeting

3/14/08
Construction to begin on Hidalgo County levee improvements

3/13/08
U.S. & Mexico meet in Phoenix, AZ to address cooperative actions for the Colorado River Basin

2/29/08
IBWC Completes Environmental Study of Rio Grande Flood Control Project Improvements

2/20/08
New River Water Quality on Agenda for March 3rd Public Meeting in Calexico, California

1/24/08
Flood Control Improvements in El Paso, Juarez & Doña Ana County on Agenda for February 4th Public Meeting

1/15/08
USIBWC starts work on Rio Grande levee improvement in Cameron County, TX

1/8/08
Final PEIS on Improvements to the USIBWC Rio Grande Flood Control Projects along the Texas-Mexico Border (zip file w/ attachments 17Mb)

1/7/08
U.S. Commissioner to discuss Lower Rio Grande Projects at January 16th Public Meeting