Lawmakers want to hold Mexico accountable for lack of water deliveries

Lawmakers seek to hold Mexico accountable for water delivery issues, which are traced back to a treaty signed in 1944.

Under the agreement, Mexico is obligated to provide the U.S. with 350,000 acre-feet of water each year over a five-year cycle. Mexico has delayed all deliveries this cycle until the final year, and several lawmakers are considering sanctions until the water is delivered.

Representatives from farm country recently met with U.S. officials, urging them to create a plan to hold Mexico accountable. A Texas sugar mill was forced to close earlier this year due to a lack of water.