Surface-Water Information and Data
The U.S. Geological Survey operates and maintains approximately 7,300 streamgages nationwide, 126 here in New Mexico, which provide long-term, accurate, and unbiased information that meets the needs of many diverse users. The USGS collects the streamflow data needed by Federal, State, and local agencies for planning and operating water-resources projects and regulatory programs.
The map to the left shows current streamflow conditions in New Mexico; click the map to go to a full size version from USGS WaterWatch.
The links below allow you to find information and data about New Mexico's surface-water resources.
Recent Surface-Water Publications
- SIR 2016-5011 - Seepage investigation of the Rio Grande from below Leasburg Dam, Leasburg, New Mexico, to above American Dam, El Paso, Texas, 2015
- SIR 2016-5010 - Seepage investigation of the Rio Grande from below Leasburg Dam, Leasburg, New Mexico, to above American Dam, El Paso, Texas, 2014
- 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, 2009–13
- SIR 2015-5086 - Water Resources During Drought Conditions and Postfire Water Quality in the Upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 2010–13
- SIR 2015-5082 - Assessment of Statewide Annual Streamflow in New Mexico, 1985–2013
- SIR 2015-5006 - Summary of urban stormwater quality in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003–12
All New Mexico surface-water publications
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