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After three failed attempts to dam and divert the Gila over the past 50 years, New Mexico voters have been asked for the first time whether or not they support the diversion project and would be willing to pay higher taxes to facilitate its construction.

Results come as the State of New Mexico considers diversion of 14,000 acre feet of water from the Gila River. A new poll conducted by Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies reveals that New Mexico voters are overwhelming in favor of protecting rivers for people and wildlife, and that opposition to the proposed Gila River diversion is rooted in that preference.

Read the press release.