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50 Year Water Plan - The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC) is leading a collaborative effort to develop the 50-Year Water Plan. When Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham took office, she tasked the NMISC to produce a 50-Year Water Plan for the state. The Governor has long talked about the importance of water to the arid state.  As outlined by the Governor, the pillars of the 50-Year Water Plan are stewardship, equity and sustainability.
It is critical that the state starts charting a course that will allow for more flexibility in managing water supplies and infrastructure in the face of weather extremes brought on by a changing climate.
Upper Colorado River Commission Letter to BOR Commissioner Touton, July 18, 2022

Water Use for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Wildfire Information

05/06/2022 - In the Matter of the Temporary Restriction of Diversions of Waters from the Gallinas River Basin, State of New Mexico

12/07/2021 - State Engineer Issues Order for Administration of Surface and Groundwater Rights in Lower Pecos River ...Learn More

U.S Bureau of Reclamation Releases Study Projecting Water Levels in the Colorado River System

State Engineer Issues Temporary Order to Protect Groundwater in Southeast New Mexico
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The State Engineer Issues Order to Protect Groundwater in East Mountain Area.
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The NGWA Well Owners Guide is a comprehensive manual where you’ll find valuable information from proper well construction, routine well maintenance, water testing and much more.

Information regarding Produced Water Act 2019 and future NMED rule making process

Commencement of Expedited Inter Se Proceeding to Adjudicate Water Rights Claims of Interpid Potash-New Mexico ,LLC and Intrepid Potash, Inc.

    1. Stipulated Scheduling Order for Expedited Inter Se Proceeding to Adjudicate Water Rights Owned by Intrepid Potash-New Mexico, LLC under File Numbers SP-302, SP-1856, SP-1955, SP-1042, SP-2045, C-791 and C-1217 thru C-1217-S
    2. Notice of Expedited Inter Se Proceeding and Deadline for Filing Notice of Intent to Participate
    3. Notice of Intent to Participate in Expedited Inter Se Proceedings Adjudicating Water Rights of Intrepid Potash in the Carlsbad Section of the Pecos River Stream System
    4. Intrepid Statement of Claim in the Expedited Inter Se Adjudication of Intrepid’s Water Rights

Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act

Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans - Seven Basin States letter to Congress