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Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Network

The Aquifer Mapping Program is actively expanding the New Mexico Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Network. Our primary focus is rural and under-monitored regions throughout the state. Our public groundwater level data is meant to benefit all water users — especially mutual domestic water systems, private domestic well owners, and water management decision-makers.

Groundwater data is essential for tracking changes and making informed decisions about water management. Data can be accessed on our Interactive Map.

Wells from current participants in the CGMN. Zoom in and click a well to see more information. You can also toggle the basemap between topography and imagery.
Mr. Torres at wellhead
Mr. Torres at his wellhead in Taos, NM.

Mr. Torres of Taos, NM knows what the depth to water is at his well. He makes informed pumping and irrigation decisions. Do you?

Knowing the depth to groundwater below the land surface is valuable information! You can use it to:

  • Monitor how much water is in your well
  • Track water level trends over time
  • Make pumping decisions
  • Protect and manage associated source water
  • Apply for funding for your water system
  • Identify influences on your water supply like local water use
  • Identify faulty equipment and leaks
    ... and MORE! But in all cases, you need the data!

Want to get involved? Participation is FREE!

  • Data sharing is available to well owners, water systems, and small monitoring networks that are willing and able to collect accurate water levels and would like to provide those measurements to the Network. Please view the tutorials on our help page.
  • Well sharing is available to wells in high priority areas. The NMBGMR can equip suitable wells with continuous monitoring devices or measure groundwater levels manually on an annual basis.

Contact us to see if your well can be added to our monitoring network.
nmbg-waterlevels@nmt.edu
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Angela LuceroHydrogeologist, (575)-835-5038