Aquifer Mapping Program API

This API provides access to the Aquifer Mapping Program's groundwater level and water chemistry database. The database is updated on a semi-regular basis with new manually measured depth to groundwater measurements. Some of the data collected by NMBGMR is private and requires appropriate privileges and authentication for access. All endpoints that begin with /authorized require authentication. At NMBGMR, we use different tools to collect groundwater level measurements, including continuous data recorders and manual measurements. All data provided here are in feet, depth to water, below ground surface (BGS). We use pressure transducers to record pressure of water over a device installed in the well, which is converted to feet of water and depth to water. We provide here up to one measurement per hour where the data are that frequent. In some locations we have more data available. We also use continuous acoustic sounder devices which convert a sound reflection into a measurement of depth to water. These can be used for long term trends in groundwater levels. While we do our best to review and quality check these data, please use these data with caution. Site-specific conditions should be verified, especially for legally binding decisions. Data are subject to changes, deletion, or being moved without notice at any time and should not be relied on for any critical application. Any opinions expressed may not necessarily reflect the official position of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, or the State of New Mexico. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data for general or scientific purposes.

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Division Hydrogeology
Subdivision Aquifer Mapping Program
Contact Name Stacy Timmons
Contact Email [email protected]
Last Updated 11 March 2024
Published 11 March 2024