The Water Trust Board is considering revisions to its application procedures and criteria for the 2015-16 application cycle. Any changes may include revisions to its rules and policies.
In advance of any specific changes, the Water Trust Board is seeking public review and comment on its entire set of Project Management Policies and application evaluation criteria. The Water Trust Board is asking that all comments be submitted to WTBAdmin@nmfa.net by September 3, 2014. Comments may be general in nature or specific to any section. The comments will be shared with the Water Trust Board at its September Board Meeting, now scheduled for September 24, 2014. It is currently anticipated that specific policy changes will be recommended to the Board beginning in October and that these proposed changes will also be posted for public review and comment.
The New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission are required to undertake a review of the New Mexico State Water Plan every five years and to subsequently update the plan as needed. This document summarizes the review undertaken in 2008 and presents a proposed work program for conducting the update in 2009. It is the result of a collaborative exercise, which engaged staff from the Office of the State Engineer, Interstate Stream Commission, and other state agencies with water-related responsibilities, as well as public stakeholders in reviewing the 2003 New Mexico State Water Plan.