Hydrology Bureau

Bureau Chief, Ghassan Musharrafieh, Ph. D., P.E.

The Hydrology Bureau performs a wide range of activities in support of the Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission.

Bureau hydrologists collect hydrologic data, create water resource models, assist in policy development and planning, evaluate water availability, quantify hydrologic impacts, provide expert testimony for litigation, and manage technical projects.

The Hydrology Bureau also provides geographic information systems (GIS) services, manages the statewide groundwater level monitoring program and operates the OSE library archives.

Questions about hydrologic modeling and groundwater should be directed to the Hydrology Bureau.

A list of titles of Hydrology Bureau technical reports are available on the OSE Library Hydrology and Water Reports webpage


Contact Information

The Hydrology Bureau is located in the Concha Ortiz y Pino Building
130 South Capitol Street
Santa Fe, NM 87504

The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 25102
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5102

Phone: (505) 827-6140

Hydrology Bureau mission:
To provide the highest quality hydrologic services and products in an ethical and efficient manner in support of the mission of the Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission to effectively manage and protect the state’s water resources for the benefit of the people of New Mexico.