EL PASO, Texas--The El Paso Sector Border Patrol, in collaboration with the International Boundary and Water Commission, is advising the public that irrigation season is now underway. The goal of the message is to inform and educate the public about the dangers of the current water levels in the Rio Grande, and American Canal System.
Water is scheduled for release from the Caballo Dam on March 16, 2018. The water will quickly reach the borderland by March 19, 2018. The public is strongly advised to avoid the river channels for their own safety. Water levels will fluctuate throughout the spring and summer months, according to irrigation demands. Here are some other related facts:
One of the strategies to improve border safety and security is through prevention and awareness efforts by way of media campaigns, both foreign and domestic, in order to bring greater awareness and warn against the dangers for unsuspecting illegal migrants who illegally enter the United States through harsh terrains and dangerous environmental conditions.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.