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

Water Use for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Protecting New Mexico's Share of Water in the Lower Rio Grande ... Learn More
Interstate Stream Commission Public Announces 50 Year Water Plan Phase 3: Outreach Initiation Webinar
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...Learn More
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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NM Dam Safety Bureau Stakeholder Questionnaire for Hydrologic Analysis Updates
The Dam Safety Bureau is updating its guidance for hydrologic analysis for spillways.  A questionnaire has been assembled for stakeholders to provide feedback to improve processes for this important design element.  The questionnaire is available here and it provides more detail about project goals:
NM Dam Safety Bureau Stakeholder Questionnaire for Hydrologic Analysis Updates

The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (OSE), Water Rights Division and Information Technology Systems Bureau announced the release of a new online portal allowing the public with metered water wells to easily submit their required water use meter readings for their wells on a new platform called Meter Reading Web, or MRWEB. The portal is available here: http://mrweb.oseisc.org/

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

2018 State Water Plan Released

Final Rule for Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque Water Master District:  Active Water Resource Management

Commencement of inter se proceedings in the Gallinas Section of the Pecos River Adjudication. Please see the Proposed Partial Judgment and Decree on Water Rights for the Gallinas River Section and related forms.
"State’s report summarizing the Inter Se Objections now available"

In the matter of Licensing Pre-1907 Surface Water Rights For The Purpose of Watering Livestock Within The Pecos River, Tularosa River, and Salt River Systems Within The Lincoln National Forest

Proposed Partial Final Judgment and Decree on Surface Water Irrigation Rights in the Rito de Tierra Amarilla Subsection of Section 7 of the Rio Chama Stream System