The New Mexico Water Data Initiative (WDI) is working with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC) to improve water data access in the middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico. Management and operations of water in this region is a challenging endeavor, as it impacts some of the largest population centers of the state, a large irrigation district, several tribal partners, municipalities, and an increasingly fragile river ecosystem.
The goals of the project are to increase data available in support of modeling capabilities for the NMISC and provide more reliable and direct access to real-time, near real-time, and historical water data. This project will improve access to and use of water resources data by connecting information from numerous federal, state, and local agencies. This work is part of a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART applied science cooperative grant, which began in 2022.