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NM Drought Task Force

New Mexico Drought Status Report

In New Mexico, a 12-member Drought Task Force recommends strategies for reducing the state's vulnerability to drought. The task force is chaired by the State Engineer and includes experts in financing, water project construction, water rights, water conservation, and water quality as well as officials who understand drought's impact on agriculture, wildlife, economic development, tourism, and wildfire.

The drought status report is issued monthly and includes assessment of snow conditions, soil moisture, agricultural crop conditions, and precipitation. The report is housed at the New Mexican Office of the State Engineer.