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Senator Siah Correa Hemphill co-sponsored HB 200 (the Gila bill). This was a contentious piece of legislation impacting Siah’s district, and she stood behind the community-driven effort to redirect funding under the New Mexico Central Arizona Project (NMCAP) to regional sustainable water projects and replace the CAP with the Water Trust Board as fund administrator. After the bill was passed and signed, the Interstate Stream Commission officially defunded the NMCAP and withdrew from the entity working on a diversion project, and the CAP Entity executive director resigned, opening space for a much better community-driven approach to water management in the region.