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Southwest Water Resources: Water Supply

Principal aquifers of the United States (modified from Principal Aquifers, U.S. Geological Survey, 2003)

New Mexico State Resources

New Mexico Real-Time Water Measurement Information System

The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission (OSE/ISC) engages in Active Water Resource Management (AWRM). This allows the State Engineer to actively manage the state's limited water resources while administering water rights and interstate compacts throughout the state. In order to do this, the OSE/ISC maintains a network of stream, acequia, ditch and well monitoring sites that electronically transmits data values via radio and satellite telemetry and stores the data in a database. This real-time water measurement data is available for each active gage/well shown on select basin maps. 

Water Conservation Program

The NM Office of the State Enginner's Water Conservation Program coordinates water conservation activities for the State of New Mexico. The program goals are to increase awareness regarding the value of our water resources, to provide assistance to entities initiating water conservation plans and programs, and to assist in the development of state government policies which will encourage the implementation of water conservation measures in various water use sectors. The water conservation resources are divided out by user group: homeowners, educators, industrial/commercial/institutional, public water supplies, and the landscaping industry.


National Resources

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS Water Data for the Nation

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.9 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface and underground waters and disseminates the data to the public, State and local governments, public and private utilities, and other Federal agencies involved with managing our water resources. The website is organized by the categories: current conditions, surface water, ground water, water quality, and water use. Maps are also available.

USGS Streamer Explore America's larger streams as you trace upstream to their source or down stream to where they empty. Learn more about your stream traces and the places they pass through in brief or detailed reports. See weather radar and near real-time streamflow conditions. 

From Our Southwest Collection

Search Tips

To search for technical or committee meeting reports try searching the agency involved (example: Bureau of Reclamation), plus the location of interest (example: Gallup New Mexico), and the phrases water supply, water resources, ground water, or basin.

Search Term Examples:

                            Rio Grande Aquifer System

                            Rio Grande Water Basin

                            San Luis Aquifer System

                             Albuquerque-Belen Basin