This page describes the type and source of the
historical water flow and water quality data currently made available
through this website by the following data providers.
City of Las
Cruces - The Water Utility Department is responsible for
delivery of potable water to users within the Department’s service
area and also for collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater in
the same service area. Staff within the City’s Water Utility Department
collaborated with staff at EBID on a short-term water quality study related
to discussions on standards for uses involving contact with Rio Grande
water from July 2001 to March 2002. These water quality data are served
on this site under City of Las Cruces map features, and metadata for these
data are provided in the metadata section of the website.
Elephant Butte Irrigation
District - EBID collects daily water flow data from numerous
gauging stations located along its water delivery system, including its
Rio Grande diversion points, major headings of its canals, and at various
points along its drains. These data are collected through telemetry equipment
to allow better management of EBID's water delivery activities and to
provide real-time information to downstream water users. EBID's water
delivery service area spans the Rio Grande Valley located in New Mexico,
starting from below Caballo Dam down to the New Mexico-Texas State line.
EBID's website currently offers near real-time data and short-term historic
flow data, yet currently no water quality data are offered. This website
is can be accessed through the following link.
and Water Commission - The IBWC is the federal agency
in the U.S. responsible for management of all boundary and water resource
issues that arise between the U.S. and Mexico on the border. The IBWC
is actively involved in collecting and managing historic and current water
flow and water quality data, and they are also responsible for administering
the Texas Clean Rivers Program and posting these water quality data on
their webpage. The Texas Clean Rivers Program data are accessed through
the following link. In the future, we will also provide access to historic
water flow data that the IBWC collects and manages.
United States Bureau of
Reclamation - The USBOR is the federal agency responsible
for the management of Elephant Butte and Percha Dams and Reservoirs that
form part of the Rio Grande Project. The Bureau is also responsible for
collecting and managing water flow data and reservoir storage data related
to these reservoirs and dams. These water flow and storage data are accessed
through the following link. The metadata for these data are provided in
the metadata section of the website.
United States Geological
Society - The USGS is a federal agency actively involved
in collecting and managing a very wide range of physical resource data.
Water resource data within the study area for this Cooperative Database
project are of special interest to the Paso del Norte Watershed Council.
Specific USGS data that are referenced in this website include groundwater
well data collected at select groundwater wells in the study area. These
groundwater data are accessed through the following link. The metadata
for these data are provided in the metadata section of the website.