New Mexico

Managing Water Challenges

The Red River starts in Tierra Blanca Creek, NM and is at an elevation of 5,000 ft. above sea level. The Red River is New Mexico’s largest tributary to the Rio Grande. The Red River Valley in New Mexico encounters water resource challenges similar to the other regions. Issues like water scarcity, particularly during drought periods, affect agricultural production and municipal water supply. Additionally, there might be concerns regarding water quality due to pollution from various sources, including agriculture, industry, and urban runoff. Conservation efforts are being made to mitigate these challenges and ensure the availability and quality of water resources in the Red River Valley of New Mexico.