Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates (formerly the Water Assembly)

Related Sites


Water-related presentations of interest

Water-related discussion lists are available from the following:

     Discussion links

New Mexico Acequia Association


Middle Rio Grande Cooperative Model developed jointly by the Water Assembly and Sandia National Laboratory:

     MRG Cooperative Model

Bureau of Reclaimation:

     Reservoir System Map for New Mexico
Current Reservoir Storage (buckets) for New Mexico 

Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Act Collaborative Program: 

      Program Description

Office of State Engineer:

The Office of the State Engineer for New Mexico (OSE) has published "The Impact of Climate Change on New Mexico's Water Supply and Ability to Manage Water Resoures" has been published by the Office of State Engineer and is available at this link.

New Mexico Environment Department:

 New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is available at this link.

US Geologic Survey in New Mexico:

 USGS in New Mexico (USGS NM) is available at this link.

Mid Region Council of Governments:

 MRCOG homepage is available at this link.

Water-related organizations are listed below with their websites:

Amigo Bravos: Friends of the Wild Rivers
Focus: Statewide water advocacy group. Some involvement with the silvery minnow case, also works on acequia and agricultural water issues.

Bosque Hydrology Group
Website: http://www.bhg.fws.gov/southwest/bhg/  
Mission: To acquire, compile, and synthesize hydro-biological data concerning the understanding and restoration of the Rio Grande Bosque. Flood modeling, salinity and vegetation data, restoration techniques, salt cedar removal, bosque mapping, GIS synthesis.

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Website: http://www.mrgcd.com/

Mission: Irrigation, drainage, flood control, protection of riparian forest, sustainable agriculture, farmland preservation.

NM Wilderness Alliance
Website:  http://www.nmwild.org/
Focus: Coalition of New Mexico environmental groups. Primarily focused on opposition to the drilling on Otero Mesa.

New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
Website:  http://www.ose.state.nm.us/isc_index.html
Mission: To assure water resources planning is regional in scope and preserves and protects water resources for future generations. Water supply and demand assessments are balanced with various alternatives for conservation, public welfare, and development. The 16 regional plans have formed the basis for a state water plan.

NM Water Dialogue
Website:  http://www.nmwaterdialogue.org
Mission: Preserve and protect water resources for the future through community-based, open, inclusive water planning. Produce newsletter (Dialogue) three times per year. Offer updates on water-related legislation. Hold annual statewide meetings on specific issues for water planners. Assist state water planning efforts to be inclusive and representative of all interests.

Rio Grande Restoration
Website:  http://www.farflung.com/rio-grande-restoration.html
Focus: Founded by river rafters, this group is focused on the depletion of surface water on the Rio Grande. Involved in opposing the city of Albuquerque’s surface water permit.


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