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Taos 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 | Underground Waterbasins | Land use | Land ownership | Watersheds | Springs | Surface Geology | Assessment Areas | Precipitation | Evaporation | Reservoirs and Ditches | Reservoirs and Ditches, northern enlargement | Reservoirs and Ditches, southern enlargement | Riparian | Water Quality |

Planning Region

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

Underground Water Basins

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A thematic map the underground water basins in the Taos Water Planning Region.

Land Use

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A thematic map showing the uses of land in the Taos 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 Taos 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).

Springs

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Shows locations of springs in the Taos Water Planning Region as points.

Surface Geology

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Shows the surface geology of the region.

Assessment Areas

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Shows the boundaries of the four assessment areas throughout the Taos Water Planning Region, including Taos Pueblo, Red River, Rio Pueblo de Taos, and Embudo.

Precipitation

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A thematic map showing the precipitation level (in inches) throughout the planning region as contours (isohyets).

Evaporation

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Shows evaporation level (in inches) using contour lines.

Reservoirs and Ditches

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Shows the reservoir locations in points and major ditches in lines

A larger scale (close up) of the northern portion of the reservoirs and ditches map

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

Reservoirs and Ditches, southern enlargement area

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A larger scale (close up) of the southern portion of the reservoirs and ditches map

Riparian

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Shows riparian areas throughout the region

Water Quality

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Shows points of surface water DS and groundwater/spring TDS sites.