Aston, Rogers 1985-04-04

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Rogers Aston discusses water law in the Roswell Basin area of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on the role of the Pecos Valley Agualantes.

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Interviewee Name: Rogers Aston

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Date: April 4, 1985

Location: Roswell, New Mexico

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Pecos Valley Agualantes, 1964, Water Conservation Plant, Pecos Valley Agualantes (again), Representatives, Membership, Goals, Metering, E. G. Newton, State Engineer's office, Technology, Extension of Basin boundaries, Steve Reynolds, State Engineer, Pecos Valley Agualantes (again), Meetings, Philosophy, Metering (again), Enforcement, General acceptance, Plan for process, Compliance, Court involvement, Goals (again), Jack Russell, Fred Henninghausen, Mohawk Valley development, Arizona, Model for Roswell basin, Pecos Valley agualantes (again), Relationship with Chamber of Commerce, Frank Kaufman, Difference, Metering (again), Balance in Roswell Basin crops, Water Conferences

Tape 1, Side 2: Water Conferences (continued), Water conversion, Financing difficulties, Water as a factor in economic well-being of a region, Lubbock, Mississippi, Northern California, Value of water, Pecos Valley Agualantes (again), Dissolution, Recommendations for future gathering of information

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