Important announcement: the draft 2018 State Water Plan has been released by the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) and the Office of the State Engineer (OSE) for public comment. Although New Mexico First is not the author of this document, we highly encourage people who care about New Mexico’s water future to review the plan and submit comments. The draft plan has three parts – a policy section, a technical report and a legal landmarks summary. The comment period is open until August 10. Both the DRAFT State Water Plan and Comment Form are available online.
In the 2014 New Mexico First Town Hall on water, participants advocated to strengthen and continue the state water planning process. Accordingly, New Mexico First has supported these latest water planning efforts by organizing a State Water Planning Town Hall in December 2017. This town hall provided the ISC with public input before the draft plan was developed. Given the importance of this work to our state, we sincerely hope you will your offer comments on this new plan.