Region 15 - Socorro-Sierra Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Socorro and Sierra counties. The principal river basin in the Rio Grande. The principal aquifers are the Quaternary alluvium (Rio Grande) and the Santa Fe Group as well as parts of aquifers in the eight declared ground water basins in the region. The region is bounded on the north by Torrance, Valencia, and Cibola counties, on the west by Catron and Grant counties, on the south Luna and Doña Ana counties, and on the east by Torrance and Otero counties.

2016 Socorro-Sierra Regional Water Plan

Details provided in Updated Regional Water Planning Handbook

FINAL 2016 Socorro-Sierra Regional Water Plan

Historical Documents

Accepted by the Interstate Stream Commission in 2003

Volume I: Text, Appendices A and B

Cover - Table of Contents which includes:

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Acronyms
  1. Introduction
  2. Public Participation
  3. Background
  4. Legal Issues Affecting Water Use and Supply in the Socorro-Sierra Water Planning Region
  5. Water Resources
  6. Historical and Current Water Demand in the Socorro-Sierra Water Planning Region
  7. Ability of Supply to Meet Demand
  8. Analysis of Alternatives for Meeting Future Demand
  Appendix A - Bibliography   Appendix B - NMWRRI Maps   References

Volume II: Appendices C Through H