USGS Scientist Invited to Speak at Stakeholder Meeting in Nogales about Binational Storm Water Infrastructure

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The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission and the State Department convend a stakeholder meeting in Nogales, Arizona, to discuss the deterioration of storm water infrastructure that affects both the road infrastructure and the Nogales DeConcini port of entry.

Dr. Laura Norman, USGS, was asked to interpret hydrologic models of the binational watershed. Drainage features, flood magnitudes, and tunnels crossing the US-Mexico border will be presented. Representatives from the following agencies and/or entities were invited to attend: Senator McCain and Senator Flake's Office, Congressman Grijalva's Office, State Representative Rosanna Gabaldon, the City of Nogales and Santa Cruz County, Union Pacific Railroad, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, General Services Administration, the National Weather Service, and USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center. For more information, contact the Border Affairs Unit in the Office of Mexican Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.