NM to measure gaps between water supply, demand

December 15, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico is reviving its effort to calculate the gaps between New Mexico’s finite water supplies and the needs of a growing population so that it can help prioritize state projects and policies to deal with the gaps.

But the Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that critics believe that the state’s top-down approach in its water planning is bypassing the voices of local water users.

The state launched a similar planning process more than a decade ago, but efforts to complete the project faltered.

Officials acknowledge that, despite a state law Login to read more

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