Lower Pecos WaterSMART Project

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Project Overview

Lower Pecos WaterSMART Project

WDI is currently collaborating with the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District (PVACD) to build web applications to help manage and share data in the Pecos Valley region of southern New Mexico. Working with WDI, PVACD installed telemetry-equipped water level devices which are now tracking groundwater in the region in real time. This real-time groundwater data is exposed via API, and available to develop visualization tools. This work is part of a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART applied science cooperative grant, which began in 2020.


One application in development provides improved, web-based data management for the PVACD team. This will provide capability for PVACD to track the water meters installed on irrigation wells in the district, and improve coordination and data sharing with the regional Water Master at the Office of the State Engineer. Another tool WDI is developing with PVACD is a data system for the PVACD team and local collaborators with data access and quick visualizations of groundwater change over time.


This tool, the PVACD Groundwater Dashboard shows both real-time and historic water level data for ten groundwater monitoring wells within the conservancy district. This dashboard also provides monitoring data for nearby wells monitored by other agencies, including the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, US Geological Survey, and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology.

Project Partners

Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District
Bureau of Reclamation
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources