Bernalillo County Water Levels

The county water level monitoring program was formally launched in February 2010. Based on data collected since that time, the Office of the State Engineer closed the Sandia Underground Water Basin to new water rights appropriations, though new and replacement domestic wells can still be drilled. The data indicate that some area of the county, particularly the East Mountains, are experiencing significant annual water level declines on the order of two feet per year or greater. The East Mountains and North Albuquerque Acres areas are heavily dependent on domestic wells or water supply.

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Data and Resources


Field Value
Division Public Works Department
Contact Name Corbin Carsrud
Contact Email
Contact Phone (505)445-1892
Geographic Location Bernalillo County
Source URL
Last Updated 03 January 2024
Published 20 April 2023