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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

Recent Groundwater Publications

  • SIR 2016-5021 - Groundwater hydrology and estimation of horizontal groundwater flux from the Rio Grande at selected locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 200910
  • SIR 2016-5006 - Variability of surface-water quantity and quality and shallow groundwater levels and quality within the Rio Grande Project Area, New Mexico and Texas, 200913
  • DS 2015-963 - Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2014
  • SIR 2015-5060 - A Water-Budget Approach to Estimating Potential Groundwater Recharge From Two Domestic Sewage Disposal Fields in Eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 201112
  • SIR 2015-5086 - Water Resources During Drought Conditions and Postfire Water Quality in the Upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 201013
  • DS 2015-933 - Hydrologic Data From Wells at or in the Vicinity of the San Juan Coal Mine, San Juan County, New Mexico, 19732013

 All New Mexico groundwater publications

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