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Region 4 - Southwest New Mexico Regional Water Plan

Accepted by the ISC in 2005

The water planning region encompasses Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties. The principal river basin is the Gila River, tributary to the Lower Colorado River. Principal aquifers are associated with the Gila River Basin and the Mimbres Basin. The region is bounded on the north by Cibola County, on the west by Arizona, on the south by Mexico, and on the east by Socorro, Sierra and Doña Ana Counties.

2005 Southwest New Mexico Regional Water Plan

Cover Page, Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Appendices, List of Acronyms, Glossary, and Acknowledgements

Executive Summary
Public Involvement
General Description of the Planning Region
Legal Issues Affecting Water Use and Supply in the Southwest New Mexico Water Planning Region
Appendix A: Resource Information and Maps
Appendix B: Public Participation
Appendix C: Water Law and Regional Water Planning
Appendix D: Hydrologic Information
Water Supply
Water Demand
Water Budget
Analysis of Alternatives for Meeting Future Demand
Appendix E: Water Demand Information
Appendix F: Groundwater Budgets
Appendix G: OSE Guidance for Drought Management Plans