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Settlement Agreement Between Rio Grande Silvery Minnow v. Keys Plaintiffs, the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque-Bernalillo…

February 23, 2005
WildEarth Guardians
In This Release
The purposes of this Agreement are to take steps towards protecting and restoring the ecological integrity of the Rio Grande and to provide greater certainty for the Authority to develop and utilize a reliable water supply. The City and Authority recognize that the health and vitality of the Rio Grande and the Bosque and fish and wildlife that depend on them, including the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow and Southwestern willow flycatcher, contribute to the cultural, economic and environmental well-being of the City and the State of New Mexico. The Plaintiffs recognize that the Authority requires a reliable water supply to ensure the future vitality and economic viability of the City and the region.