Groundwater-level Monitoring Network Planning Project

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Project Overview

Regional Scale Groundwater Monitoring

With the support of the Thornburg Foundation, the Water Data Initiative team has developed recommendations for a modern and dedicated monitoring network for groundwater in New Mexico. As climate change leads to decreasing surface water resources and increasing groundwater demand, having a robust groundwater monitoring network for the state will be essential. The goals of this project were to:

  • 1) create more access to active groundwater monitoring locations and recorded groundwater data in the state
  • 2) build a prioritized regional approach for enhanced groundwater monitoring networks in New Mexico
  • 3) providing technical capacity within the New Mexico Water Data Initiative, the collaborative team working to address the goals of the Water Data Act
  • 4) raise the awareness of water data challenges the state faces and taking steps to fill one of the many gaps in state water information

Project Partners

NM Water Data :: Thornburg Foundation
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources