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Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the water resources of New Mexico; this is your direct link to water-resource information. This site contains information on New Mexico's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and many other water-related topics.

Featured Project: StreamStats

Featured Project: StreamStats

A Web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) that provides users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resources planning and management, and for engineering design applications, such as the design of bridges.

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Interactive Maps Delivering Current Streamflow Conditions

Interactive Maps Delivering Current Streamflow Conditions

The maps utilize zoom and pan to allow you to focus in on the water-monitoring sites that interest you. The maps show current streamflow as compared to historical records.

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News

USGS: Science for a changing world
March 8, 2017

In order to provide long-term storage of diverted surface water from the Rio Grande as part of the Aamodt water rights settlement, managed aquifer recharge by surface infiltration in Pojoaque River Basin arroyos was proposed as an option.

Upper Frijoles Canyon, Jemez Mountains, following the Las Conchas wildfire, New Mexico
August 11, 2016

A new interactive map and companion report from the U.S. Geological Survey allows residents living in and around New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains to see where they’re located in relation to postwildfire debris-flow hazards.

Publications

Year Published: 2017

Land subsidence and recovery in the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico, 1993–2014

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) drinking water supply was almost exclusively sourced from groundwater from within the Albuquerque Basin before 2008. In 2008, the San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project (SJCDWP) provided surface-water resources to augment the groundwater supply, allowing for a reduction in...

Driscoll, Jessica M.; Brandt, Justin T.
Driscoll, J.M., and Brandt, J.T., 2017, Land subsidence and recovery in the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico, 1993–2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5057, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175057.

Year Published: 2017

Basin characteristics and mean annual streamflow data for streamgages in New Mexico and adjacent states, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), identified basin characteristics and estimated mean annual streamflow for a regional study of 169 USGS surface-water streamgages throughout the state of New Mexico and adjacent states. The basin characteristics and mean annual...

Mitchell, Aurelia; Tillery, Anne C.

Year Published: 2017

Repeat microgravity data from Mesilla Valley, New Mexico, 2016-2017

This dataset represents the network-adjusted results of relative- and absolute-gravity surveys in Mesilla and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Relative-gravity surveys were carried out using a Zero Length Spring, Inc. relative-gravity meter. The effect of solid Earth tides and ocean loading were removed from the data. Instrument drift was removed by...

Kennedy, Jeffrey R.; Robertson, Andrew J.; Carruth, Robert; Rinehart, Alex J.
Kennedy, J.R., Robertson, A.J., Carruth, R.L., and Rinehart, A.J., 2017, Repeat microgravity data from Mesilla Valley, New Mexico, 2016-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BV7F3Q.