According to the New Mexico Political Report, the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, intended to supply the city of Gallup, New Mexico, and nearby Navajo Nation communities as part of a historic settlement, may be delayed. The project was initially projected to see water flowing from the San Juan River by 2024. However, a new design proposal from the Bureau of Reclamation will likely add three to four more years to the work, forcing Gallup to rely on strained groundwater sources even as it expands its service to nearby communities. Reclamation says the project changes will save costs and ensure reliability.
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