102 STAT. 2604
PUBLIC LAW 100-522—OCT. 24, 1988
Public Law 100-522 100th Congress An Act Oct. 24, 1988 [H.R. 5423]
To authorize continued storage of water at Abiquiu Dam in New Mexico.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 43 USC 620a note.
43 USC 620a note.
SECTION 1. WATER STORAGE.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized to store 200,000 acre-feet of Rio Grande system water at Abiquiu Dam, New Mexico, in lieu of the water storage authorized by section 5 of Public Law 97-140, to the extent that contracting entities under section 5 of Public Law 97-140 no longer require such storage. The Secretary is authorized further to acquire lands adjacent to Abiquiu Dam on which the Secretary holds easements as of the date of enactment of this Act if such acquisition is necessary to assure proper recreational access at Abiquiu Dam. The Secretary is further directed to report to Congress as soon as possible with recommendations on additional easements that may be required to assure implementation of this Act. SEC. 2. LIMITATION.
The authorization to store water and to acquire lands under section 1 is subject to the provisions of the Rio Grande Compact and the resolutions of the Rio Grande Compact Commission. Approved October 24, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5423: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Oct. 6, considered and passed House. Oct. 7, considered and passed Senate.