The Rio Grande Rectification Project

The Rio Grande Rectification Project (HMPCM)

Location: El Paso, TX 79902 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.958', W 106° 28.781'

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Ahead is the Rio Grande. This great river formed the valley in the vista before you. Its meandering course was established as the boundary between the United States and Mexico by treaty in 1848.

The straight channel in the foreground is a portion of a unique international project. Here two nations joined hands in 1933 to peacefully rectify and stabilize their common boundary, and to relieve flood dangers in both countries. The channel was straightened by cutting across the old meanders to reduce the river's torturous course from 155 to 86 miles, without loss of area to either country.

This joint project was constructed and is maintained by the International Boundary and Water Commission and was conceived and engineered by commissioners L. M. Lawson, for the United States, and Gustavo P. Serrano, for Mexico
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HM NumberHMPCM
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Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe State National Bank
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359900 N 3517295
Decimal Degrees31.78263333, -106.47968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.958', W 106° 28.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.48" N, 106° 28' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2311-2313 Scenic Dr, El Paso TX 79902, US
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