Water Resources

Population growth along New Mexico's river valleys is among the fastest in the nation, resulting in a greater demand for domestic use of surface and groundwater supplies. Conflicts between urban use and irrigated agriculture are becoming critical issues. Population concentrations along the river also threaten water quality by increasing pollutants from septic tanks, household hazardous waste, and lawn and garden practices. Educational programs designed for Extension agents, the general public, municipal water and wastewater managers, and garden hobbyists will increase awareness of the need to conserve and protect water resources

Below is a list of valuable resources: