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Mexican national water authority Conagua plans to lift a ban limiting the use of surface water from the Armería and Coahuayana rivers in the west of the country.
The move will allow 4,172Mm3 of water that currently runs into the sea to be used for urban, agricultural and industrial needs, the authority said in a release.
The rivers run through the states of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
Conagua presented technical surveys to support its plan at a meeting of the region's water commission on Tuesday (Sep 27).