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Water Planning

Water Planning in New Mexico

New Mexico has 16 water planning regions, each with its own water plan. New Mexico also has a State Water Plan. The regional and state water plans are vital tools intended to guide water management in the state to best meet all the state’s water users – now and into the future. Strategic water planning is best informed by accurate and reliable data and engaged citizens, which leads to better implementation.

The following 2019 NM Water Planning Drought and Data Collection, Accessibility and Monitoring Discussion Summaries were prepared by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

A Summary of the New Mexico Water Planning
Drought Discussion (s); June 2019

A Summary of the New Mexico Water Planning
Data Collection, Accessibility, and Monitoring Discussion (s), June 2019

State Water Plan

2018 State Water Plan

New Mexico State Water Plan Act 72-14-3.1

2003 State Water Plan

2017 Comparison and Analysis of Western States Water Planning

Regional Water Plans

Regional Water Plans

New Mexico Regional Water Planning Act 72-14-43 and 72-14-44

Regional Water Planning Boundaries White Paper

Regional Water Planning PPP List White Paper