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Water Rights Abstract Bureau
Bureau Chief - Rick DeSimone

Welcome to the Water Rights Lookup. Click on the link below to obtain information concerning water rights and wells in New Mexico

New Mexico Water Rights Reporting System
        (Turn Pop-up Blocker Off for this site)
        (The system will be unavailable nightly from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm MDT
          for system maintenance)

New Mexico Water Rights Reporting System Tutorial

Lea County Well Logs
        The Lea County basin is currently being abstracted.
        Click the link above for Lea County well logs

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If you have any questions on how to use the New Mexico Water Rights Reporting System please email one of the below individuals. You will get a reply via email or a phone call.

    NMWRRS Help -  nmwrrs.info@state.nm.us

The database is not completely populated on a statewide basis yet. Click on the WATERS Map to see the areas of the State for which information is available. In addition to the completed areas shown on the map all current applications pending before the State Engineer are available for viewing.


Note to Users:

This system works best with Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 7 or higher as your browser. Other browsers may not display the screen correctly or may not work at all. MS Internet Explorer version 6 will no longer be supported.

To get into the New Mexico Water Rights Reporting System, insure that your firewall, router, or ISP allows access to the following ports on these specific machines:
-  nmwrrs.ose.state.nm.us    (this is to get into New Mexico Water Rights Reporting System)
-  jal.ose.state.nm.us port 8080   (this is to view images of the documents)
Help on how to change the firewall on your XP machine can be found here

The new NMWRRS has 'linked' reports within some of the Queries and Reports. In order for these to work, Popups must be allowed. Please turn off your popup blocker. Help on on how to do this can be found here.

Another added feature of the new NMWRRS is the capability of downloading the reports in 'Excel' and 'PDF' format. In order for this to work, you must allow downloads from your browser. Help on how to do this can be found here.

Users of IE8/IE9 may need to turn on "Compatibility View" if the Disclaimer page is not rendering correctly. See Internet Explorer Help on how to do this. If the "Continue to N.M.W.R.R.S." button is not showing up at the bottom of the Disclaimer page then put IE into Compatibility view to fix this.