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You have reached the website for the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission.

The Office of the State Engineer is charged with administering the state's water resources. The State Engineer has power over the supervision, measurement, appropriation, and distribution of all surface and groundwater in New Mexico, including streams and rivers that cross state boundaries. The State Engineer is also Secretary of the Interstate Stream Commission.

The Interstate Stream Commission is charged with separate duties including protecting New Mexico’s right to water under eight interstate stream Basins, ensuring the state complies with each of those Basins, as well as water planning.

For more information about the agency or services provided, contact (505) 827-6091.

For media inquiries to our Public Information Office, contact (505) 506-2992.

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New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)

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