Ute Lake Water Project

Senator Bingaman met with state and local legislators on Tuesday to discuss the future of Ute Lake.

The plan is to pump water from the lake into Eastern New Mexico communities including Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force Base.

Local leaders thanked Bingaman for his fund raising efforts and future legislation dealing with the 500 million dollar project was also discussed.

There is no word this afternoon on exactly when this project will get underway.