New Mexico Water Science Center

Data and Tools

The New Mexico Water Science Center collects, analyzes, and distributes data on a wide variety of water-related issues and resources. Much of our data are publicly available through the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), but additional datasets and analytical tools are available here.

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Date published: July 11, 2018

USGS Annual Water Data Reports

Link to USGS web portal for all Annual Water Data Reports and site summaries.

Date published: April 6, 2018

What is a Shift-adjusted rating?

Stage-discharge relationships (ratings) are primarily developed from a graphical analysis of multiple streamflow measurements. Measurements are generally made on 8-week intervals. The frequency/interval of streamflow measurements may change based on a variety of circumstances including (but not limited to) flow conditions and rating definition.

Date published: April 6, 2018

Drip Calculator: How much water does a leaking faucet waste?

Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Well, maybe it's just a small drip -- how much water can a little drip waste? True, a single drip won't waste much water, but think about each faucet in your home dripping a little bit all day long. What if every faucet in every home on your block ... in your town ... in your state also dripped?

Date published: March 13, 2018

WaterQualityWatch -- Continuous Real-Time Water Quality of Surface Water in the United States

WaterQualityWatch (http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/wqwatch/) is a USGS web site that provides access to real time water-quality data collected in surface waters throughout the United States as part of the USGS mission to describe water resources. Measurements include streamflow (through WaterWatch) water temperature, specific conductance, pH,...

Date published: March 13, 2018

WaterWatch

WaterWatch (http://waterwatch.usgs.gov) is a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) World Wide Web site that displays maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions for the United States. The real-time information generally is updated on an hourly basis.

Date published: March 13, 2018

National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper

The National Water Information System (NWIS) Mapper provides access to water-resources data at over 1.5 million sites across the U.S., including current and historical data. Users can search by site type, data type, site number, or place.

Date published: March 13, 2018

Annual Water Data Reports

Beginning with Water Year 2006 and ending with Water Year 2013, annual water data reports were made available as individual electronic Site Data Sheets for the entire Nation for retrieval, download, and localized printing on demand. As of 2014, NWISWeb now provides an on-demand, print-ready Water-Year Summary as an annual water-data product.

Date published: March 13, 2018

USGS Gage at Embudo Creek - Dixon, NM

A site on the Rio Grande near the town of Embudo, New Mexico, was established as the first USGS training camp for hydrographers.

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Embudo, New Mexico, birthplace of systematic stream gaging | The USGS at Embudo, New Mexico: 125 years of systematic...

Date published: March 13, 2018

USGS Groundwater Watch

The USGS has a distributed water database that is locally managed. Surface water, groundwater, and water quality data are compiled from these local, distributed databases into a national information system. The groundwater database contains records from about 850,000 wells that have been compiled during the course of groundwater hydrology studies over the past 100 years. 

Date published: March 13, 2018

Aquifers: Map of the Principal Aquifers of the United States

The areal and vertical location of the major aquifers is fundamental to the determination of groundwater availability for the Nation. The map, which is derived from the Ground Water Atlas of the United States, indicates the areal extent of the uppermost principal aquifers on a national scale.

Date published: February 22, 2018

The National Map

The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data.

Date published: March 24, 2017

New Mexico Water-Quality Data

Ground-water and surface-water quality is one of the most critical concerns in the State of New Mexico. The major water-quality issue in New Mexico is preserving the quality of public drinking-water supply. Water-resource planning and water-quality assessment require a nationwide database with standardized information for planning and assessment of water resources.