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Region 1 - Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Union County, Harding County, Guadelupe County, DeBaca County except that portion below Sumner Dam on the Pecos River, Roosevelt County, Curry County, Quay County, and the eastern part of San Miguel County. The principal river basin is the Canadian River, a tributary of the Arkansas River in New Mexico. The major aquifers are the High Plains Aquifer, with the Ogallala as the principal water bearing unit and the Entrada Aquifer in the vicinity of Tucumcari, NM. The region is bounded on the north by Colorado; on the east by Oklahoma and Texas; on the west by Colfax County, Mora County, and San Miguel County east of Range 24, NMPM, Guadelupe County and DeBaca County boundaries, and on the south by DeBaca County and Roosevelt County.

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Region 2 - San Juan Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses San Juan County and portions of Rio Arriba County, McKinley County, and Sandoval County. The principal river basin is the San Juan River. The major aquifer in the San Juan Basin is the Nacimiento-San Jose aquifer as the major water bearing unit. The region is bounded on the north by Colorado, on the west by Arizona, on the south and east by the continental divide in McKinley County, Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties.

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Region 3 - Jemez y Sangre Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Los Alamos County and portions of Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Counties. The principal river basin is the Rio Grande. The major aquifer is the Teseque Formation (Santa Fe Group) The region is bounded on the north by the ridge above the Rio Embudo, a tributary of the Rio Grande, and by the Espanola City Limits; on the west by U S. Highway 285 and Sandoval County; on the south by the northern boundary of the Estancia Underground Basin in Santa Fe and Torrance counties, and on the east by San Miguel, Mora and Taos Counties.

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Region 4 - Southwest New Mexico Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties. The principal river basin is the Gila River, tributary to the Lower Colorado River. Principal aquifers are associated with the Gila River Basin and the Mimbres Basin. The region is bounded on the north by Cibola County, on the west by Arizona, on the south by Mexico, and on the east by Socorro, Sierra and Doña Ana Counties.

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Region 5 - Tularosa, Great Salt and Sacramento River Basins Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses portions of Lincoln County, Otero County, and Chavez County. The principal rivers are the Tularosa Creek and the Sacramento River. The principal aquifers are located in the Tularosa Basin. The region is bounded on the north by Torrance County, on the west by Socorro, Sierra and Doña Ana County, on the south by Texas, and on the east by Lincoln, Chavez and Eddy Counties.

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Region 6 - Northwest New Mexico Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Cibola County and portions of McKinley County. The principal river basins are the Puerco River and Zuni River, tributary to the Little Colorado River in McKinley County and the Rio San Jose, tributary to the Rio Grande in Cibola County. The principal aquifers are the Cow Springs- Bluff within the Bluewater Basin and the Crevasse Canyon Formation within the Gallup Basin. The region is bounded on the north by the continental divide within McKinley County, on the west by Arizona, on the south by Catron and Socorro counties and on the east by Valencia, Bernillilo and Sandoval counties.

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Region 7 - Taos Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses most of Taos County. The principal river basin is the Rio Grande. The principal aquifer is the alluvial sediments of the Santa Fe Group within the Costilla Plain and the stream valleys of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The region is bounded on the north by Colorado, on the west by Rio Arriba County, on the south by the Rio Embudo ridge, and on the east by Colfax and Mora counties.

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Region 8 - Mora-San Miguel Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Mora County and the portion of San Miguel County west of Range 24 NMPM. The principal river basins are the Mora River and the Sapello River, tributaries to the Canadian River and the Gallinas River, tributary to the Pecos River. Principal aquifers are associated with the Upper Pecos Basin. The region is bounded on the north by Colfax County, on the west by Taos and Santa Fe counties, on the south by Torrance and Guadelupe counties, on the east by Harding and the portion of San Miguel County east of Range 23, NMPM.

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Region 9 - Colfax Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Colfax County. The principal river basins are the Vermijo River and Cimmaron River, tributaries to the Canadian River. The region is bounded on the north by Colorado, on the west by Taos County, on the south by Mora County, and on the east by Union County.

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Region 10 - Lower Pecos Valley Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Chaves County, Eddy County and portions of De Baca, Lincoln and Otero counties. The principal river basin is the Lower Pecos River. The principal aquifers underlay the Fort Sumner Basin, the Roswell Basin, the Hondo Basin, the Penasco Basin, the Carlsbad Basin, and the Capitan Basin. The region is bounded on the north by Torrance, Guadelupe and DeBaca counties; on the west by upper ridges of the Jicarilla, the Capitan, the Sacramento and the Guadelupe mountain ranges; on the south by Texas, and on the east by Roosevelt and Lea counties.

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Region 11 - Lower Rio Grande Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Doña Ana County and that portion of Sierra County comprised of the boundaries of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District. The principal river basin is the Rio Grande River. The principal aquifers are the Jornada del Muerto, the Mesilla, the Palomas and the Hueco Bolson. The region is bounded on the north by Sierra County, on the west by Luna County, on the south by Mexico and Texas, and on the east by Otero County.

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Region 12 - Middle Rio Grande Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Valencia County, Bernilillo County, and most of Sandoval County. The principal river basin is the Rio Grande. The principal aquifers are (Albuquerque Basin - Rio Grande) and the Santa Fe Group. The region is bounded on the north by Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, on the west by McKinley and Cibola counties, on the south by Socorro County and on the east by Torrance and Santa Fe counties.

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Region 13 - Estancia Basin Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Torrance County and parts of Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. There is no river basin. The principal aquifers are the Valley Fill and the Madera Group. The region is bounded on the north by Santa Fe and San Miguel counties, on the west by Bernalillo and Valencia counties, on the south by Lincoln County, and on the east by Guadelupe County.

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Region 14 - Rio Arriba Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses portions of Rio Arriba County. The principal river basin is the Chama River. The principal aquifer is the Quaternary alluvium and the Santa Fe Group. The region is bounded on the north by Colorado, on the west by the continental divide, on the south by the northern boundary of Santa Clara Pueblo and the City of Espanola, and on the east by Santa Fe and Taos counties.

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Region 15 - Socorro-Sierra Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Socorro and Sierra counties. The principal river basin the Rio Grande. The principal aquifers are the Quaternary alluvium (Rio Grande) and the Santa Fe Group as well as parts of aquifers in the eight declared ground water basins in the region. The region is bounded on the north by Torrance, Valencia, and Cibola counties, on the west by Catron and Grant counties, on the south Luna and Doña Ana counties, and on the east by Torrance and Otero counties.

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Region 16 - Lea County Regional Water Plan

The water planning region encompasses Lea County. There is no river basin in the region. The principal aquifers are the Ogallala formation and the Capitan aquifer. The region is bounded on the north by Roosevelt County, on the west by Chavez and Eddy counties, on the east and south by Texas.

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