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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)