|Other titles||Investigation and tests to locate underground water-supplies in New Mexico|
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Mission: To preserve, protect and improve New Mexico’s groundwater quality for present and future generations. Overview: The role of the Ground Water Quality Bureau is to protect the environmental quality of New Mexico’s groundwater resources as mandated by the Water Quality Act and the New Mexico Ground and Surface Water Protection Regulations ( NMAC), and to identify, investigate. This principle means that ground and surface water must be considered together in any analysis of water rights. As of , New Mexico uses about million acre-feet of groundwater each year for agricultural, municipal and other purposes. According to the National Groundwater Association, groundwater supplies 47% of the water used in New Mexico. Public access to many of these data is provided via the USGS Water Data for the Nation site (additional background). The Groundwater database consists of more than , records of wells, springs, test holes, tunnels,drains, and excavations in the United States. Just because New Mexico saw a monstrous winter and a typical monsoon this year, water shortages are still expected in the future. Admittedly, this has been a good year in New Mexico.
GROUND-WATER RESOURCES OF CATRON COUNTY, NEW MEXICO By George T Basabilvazo U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report Prepared in cooperation with the NEW MEXICO STATE ENGINEER OFFICE and the NEW MEXICO BUREAU OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES Albuquerque, New Mexico Progress Report on the Ground-Water Supply of Mimbres Valley, New Mexico by Clyde S. Conover and P. Donald Akin () (appears in Fourteenth and Fifteenth Biennial Reports of the State Engineer of New Mexico for the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th Fiscal Years, July 1, to J ). Surface water (rivers, lakes and streams) in New Mexico originates as rain or melting snow, but over 95% of that water evaporates or is transpired by of New Mexico’s fresh water is stored as groundwater in aquifers or confining layers below the land surface, where it occupies small open spaces between sand or gravel and small. • Water Science School HOME • Groundwater topics • How Do Hydrologists Locate Groundwater? Using scientific methods to locate water. To locate groundwater accurately and to determine the depth, quantity, and quality of the water, several techniques must be used, and a target area must be thoroughly tested and studied to identify hydrologic and geologic features important to .
New Mexico is currently proposing changes to our membership manual. We are providing the proposed changes to our members manual for the next 30 days for comment and review. Please submit and questions or comments to [email protected], before June 15th To . Dowsing uses a stick known as a dowsing or divining rod to help you find water on your land. Cut a fresh forked stick of peach, hickory, dogwood, cherry—or whatever works for you—and. basis of the rate of use of water in The State Engineer of New Mexico declared the Lea County Underground Water Basin in subject to regula tion of the development of water in this area. New Mexico water policy is based on the philosophy that the withdrawal of water from an area of ground-water mining should be lim. Initially, all of New Mexico’s water comes from precipitation, and the principal constraint on our water supply is climate. Most of New Mexico is a desert. A desert is defined as a region with a mean annual precipitation of 10 inches or less, and so devoid of vegetation as to be incapable of supporting any considerable population.