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Southwest New Mexico Water Region Maps



Here, you'll be able to download and view maps and GIS data of the planning region. If you would like to see an already produced map, use the Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file. The PDF file is probably the easiest if you'd like to print out a copy. You can also view, without downloading, the pdf file by clicking the link and choosing "open" instead of "save as." If you'd like to download the GIS data to produce your own map, you can download the the ArcGIS (.mxd) file. After that, you'll need to click the folder icon by the word "data" for that particular map to download all the associated data files. Each data file is in .zip format. I highly recommend after unzipping the folders using ArcCatalog to move them. If you do use Windows Explorer, however, be sure to copy over all the files you unzipped (inlcluding the "info" folder). If you do not, ArcGIS may not recognize the file.

Please not this page is fairly long with quite a bit of white space. You can either use the scroll bar on the right or use one of these links to scroll throughout the page.
| Planning Region | Land use | Land ownership | Watersheds | Water Level Contours | Depth to Water | Annual Precipitation | Surface Evaporation | Nitrate Concentrations | Sulfate Concentrations | TDS Concentrations | Arsenic Concentrations |

Planning Region

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A basic map outlining the area, showing prominent features and topological relief.

Land Use

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A thematic map showing the uses of land in the Southwest New Mexico Water Planning area.  This includes categories such as residential, industrial, commercial, agriculture, and so forth.

Land Ownership

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A thematic map showing the ownership of major areas in the Southwest New Mexico Water Planning area. This includes divisions such as private land and government held land (the forest service, military bases, Indian reservations, Bureau of Land Management land, and so forth).

Watersheds

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A thematic map showing the watershed regions (which reveal drainage patterns and the flow of water).

Water Level Contours

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A thematic map showing the elevation of the later level (in feet) throughout the Southwest New Mexico Water Planning Region.

Depth to Water

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A thematic map showing the depth to groundwater at various well sites throughout the planning region.

Annual Precipitation

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A thematic map showing the average precipitation level (in inches) throughout the planning region as contours (isohyets). Also shows the locations (points) of NWSCS and SNOTEL climate station locations.

Surface Evaporation

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Shows average evaporation level (in inches) using contour lines.

Nitrate Concentrations

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Shows point data of nitrate contrentations (in milligrams per liter).

Sulfate Concentrations

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Shows point data of sulfate contrentations (in milligrams per liter).

TDS Concentration

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Shows point data of TDS contrentations (in milligrams per liter).

Arsenic Concentrations

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Shows point data of arsenic contrentations (in milligrams per liter).