MRG Water Plan
Middle Rio Grande Regional Water Plan 2000 - 2050
This web page contains links to the Regional Water Plan as accepted in 2004 by the 19 local governments in the region and by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC). An overview of the Water Plan is available at this link. The three summaries listed below provide more detail. Documents are provided in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat. Links to the chapters of the Plan, to letters of transmittal, to progress items since the Plan, and to supporting documents also appear on this page.
The Middle Rio Grande Water Planning Region is comprised of three subregions: the Middle Rio Grande Subregion, the Rio Jemez Subregion, and the Rio Puerco Subregion. The Rio Puerco y Rio Jemez Subregional Water Plan constitutes the combined water plan for the Rio Jemez and the Rio Puerco Subregions and is Chapter 12 of the Middle Rio Grande Regional Water Plan.
The Rio Grande Subregional Water Plan
- Cover Page (169kb)
- Title Page and Table of Contents (73kb
- Executive Summary (179kb)
- Chapter 1: Introduction (622kb)
- Chapter 2: Middle Rio Grande Region - Past and Present (3.18mb)
- Chapter 3: Strategy Chosen to Maximize Public Participation (107kb)
- Chapter 4: Public Participation in the Planning Process (211kb)
- Chapter 5: Current Legal Issues (231kb)
- Chapter 6: Water Resources Assessment for the Planning Region (528kb)
- Chapter 7: Current Water Demand and No-Action Future Water Demand (231kb)
- Chapter 8: Water Plan Current Alternative Actions and Evaluation (159kb)
- Chapter 9: Scenarios of Alternative Actions (840kb)
- Chapter 10: Recommendations (265kb)
- Chapter 11: Implementation (101kb)
- Appendices - see the Additional Supporting Documents section below.
The Rio Puerco y Rio Jemez Subregional Water Plan
- Executive Summary (285kb)
- Chapter 12.0: Title Page and Table of Contents (317kb)
- Chapter 12.1: Introduction (246kb)
- Chapter 12.2: Public Involvement Program (119kb)
- Chapter 12.3: Development Of Mission Statment, Goals, Alternatives, Vision Statements And Scenarios
- Chapter 12.4: Physical Characteristics or Why We Look the Way We Do (1.3mb)
- Chapter 12.5: A Historical Perspective (186kb)
- Chapter 12.6: Water Supply (666kb)
- Chapter 12.7: Water Quality (295kb)
- Chapter 12.8: Water Use (706kb)
- Chapter 12.9: Population Yesterday and Today (192kb)
- Chapter 12.10: Quantifying Future Water Demand (211kb)
- Chapter 12.11: Issues and Constraints (321kb)
- Chapter 12.12: Public Welfare Statement And Sub-Regional Fifty-Year Water Plan (186kb)
- Chapter 12.13: Implementation - The Next Steps (182kb)
- Chapter 12.14: Projects & Groups (145kb)
- Chapter 12.15: Epilogue (213kb)
- Chapter 12.16: Glossary (86kb)
- Chapter 12.17: Bibliography (123kb)
- Appendices - see the Additional Supporting Documents section below
Letters of Transmittal
Letters from the Chair of the Water Assembly and the Executive Director of MRCOG to the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission.
Progress Items Since the Regional Water Plan
Since the 2004 acceptance of the Regional Water Plan by the local governments in the Region and by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, many water-related actions have been taken. Some of these actions have been more and some less effective in helpin the region meet the Mission of the Plan: "Balance Use with Renewable Supply". The link below identifies some of those key actions, as of June, 2010.
Additional Supporting Documents
In addition to the plan itself, the link below provides access to numerous documents developed during the planning process, including legal, economic and scientific analyses together with the public participation process, all done on fulfillment of the planning requirements. The archive link below provides access to those supporting documents.
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