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Mexico's Water Debt, 2010 to 2015

The Rio Grande serves not only as a natural international boundary between the state of Texas in the United States and Mexico, but also as an important water source to businesses and families living in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The river is shared between Mexico and the United States by a series of agreements, but recent decisions by Mexico to use water within the country rather than deliver required amounts to the United States have put a strain on these cooperative relationships.