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New Mexico: Regional Brackish Water Assessments

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Brackish water basins in New Mexico (warmer colors represent decreasing water quality).

— February 14, 2018

As New Mexico considers the use of desalinated brackish water (less than 10,000 mg/L total dissolved solid) to diversify the public water supply, many questions must first be answered. Where are the brackish water resources? What data are available? What exactly is the water chemistry? How feasible is it to use brackish water for public supply?

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