Interstate Stream Compacts
Compacts are formal agreement between states concerning the use of water in rivers or streams, which flow across state boundaries. The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission’s authority under state law includes negotiating compact issues with other states.
Commission staff is also responsible for compliance with provisions of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions governing water allocations on the Pecos, Canadian, and Gila Rivers. To assure compact compliance, staff analyze, review, and implement projects in New Mexico and in other states and analyze streamflow, reservoir, and other data on the stream systems.