New Mexico Water Science Center
ABOUT THE NEW MEXICO WSC
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web page for the water resources of New Mexico; this is your direct link to all kinds of water-resource information. Here you'll find information on New Mexico's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.
New Mexico Data Highlights
Photos of flooding and current discharge information at the Rio Puerco near Bernardo, NM.
The 2012 Water Data Report is now available to provide a snapshot of water conditions for a given year. The report includes text and map interfaces that can be used to identify and access an area of interest, locate sites where water data were collected for various Water Years.
Instantaneous Data Archive (IDA)
The Instantaneous Data Archive makes available as much intra-day streamflow data and historical instantaneous data continuous (measurements from every 5 to every 60 minutes), as possible, often several years' worth of data.
New Mexico StreamStats - A Web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) that provides users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resources planning and management, and for engineering design applications, such as the design of bridges. StreamStats allows users to easily obtain streamflow statistics, drainage-basin characteristics, and other information for user-selected sites on streams. StreamStats is implemented for a pilot area in northwestern New Mexico. The implemented area is indicated by the aqua-colored boundary on the map in the user interface. The development is ongoing and expected to be completed for all New Mexico watersheds.
The New Mexico Water Science Center produces publications about water resources.
Open-File Report 2013–1233
Data Series 2013–790
Open-File Report 2013-1190
Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5242
Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5098
Open-File Report 2013-1108
Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5065
Scientific Investigations Map 2012–3234
Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5007
Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5005
Data via Interactive Maps
New Maps Deliver Current Streamflow ConditionsWe recently added map-based current surface-water-resources conditions in New Mexico.
The maps utilize zoom and pan to allow you to focus in on the water-monitoring sites that interest you. The maps show current streamflow as compared to historical records. By hovering your mouse over a site, a popup box shows the most recent stage and streamflow.