State Water Plan


Update Posted July 27, 2018:

The public comment period for the DRAFT New Mexico State Water Plan has been extended 15 days and will now close on August 25, 2018.

Comments on the plan can be submitted online via the website below or can be mailed to:

Lucia F. Sanchez, Water Planning Program Manager
NM Interstate Stream Commission
407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Draft New Mexico State Water Plan can be accessed at 

Posted on July 9, 2018:  The DRAFT New Mexico State Water Plan is available for public review. Please note that the State Water Plan has three parts. Follow the link below to view the plan and submit comments. The public comment period will close on July 29, 2018.


The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission are required to undertake a review of the New Mexico State Water Plan every five years and to subsequently update the plan as needed. This document summarizes the review undertaken in 2008 and presents a proposed work program for conducting the update in 2009. It is the result of a collaborative exercise, which engaged staff from the Office of the State Engineer, Interstate Stream Commission, and other state agencies with water-related responsibilities, as well as public stakeholders in reviewing the 2003 New Mexico State Water Plan.

The State Water Plan Act also requires that the plan be reviewed, updated, and amended in response to changing conditions. At a minimum, a review should take place every five years. The Interstate Stream Commission and the Office of the State Engineer, along with other state agencies, prepared a review document that was published in June 2008. Based on this review, the agencies will begin the update process, which will include public meetings around the state and other opportunities for public input. More information will be posted as it becomes available. As part of the review and update process, the Interstate Stream Commission contracted with University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research to provide an updated population report with projections. This report is also available below.


2009 - State Water Plan Public Outreach

State Water Plan - Updates and Progress Reports

2003 - State Water Plan

Western States Water Planning