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Groundwater Information and Data

An artesian (flowing) well in New Mexico.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in New Mexico, in cooperation with the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (NMOSE) and other Federal, State, and local agencies, currently monitors 5,000 groundwater wells dispersed throughout New Mexico in a 5-year rotation that have been measured continually since 1925; some well records go back even further. Of the 5,000 wells, 2,500 wells are measured annually and (or) semi-annually by the USGS or the NMOSE. Water levels are measured in about 1,000 USGS wells once every 5 years or about 350 wells annually and semi-annually. These wells are dispersed throughout New Mexico and the greatest concentrations of wells are located where groundwater use is greatest. USGS also has nine continuously recording groundwater wells located throughout the State.

The links below allow you to find information and data about New Mexico's groundwater resources.

Groundwater Data

Groundwater Levels

Groundwater Networks

Water-Level Statistics

Groundwater Publications

  • SIR 2012-5238 - Characterization of the Hydrologic Resources of San Miguel County, New Mexico, and Identification of Hydrologic Data Gaps, 2011
  • DS 714 - Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2011
  • DS 686 - Groundwater-Well Data of San Miguel County, New Mexico, 19702010
  • SIR 2012-5019 - Geologic Framework, Regional Aquifer Properties (1940s2009), and Spring, Creek, and Seep Properties (200910) of the Upper San Mateo Creek Basin near Mount Taylor, New Mexico

 All New Mexico groundwater publications

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