Hello and welcome to the official website for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Albuquerque Area Office. I'm Mike Hamman, Area Manager. Here you will find information on water operations, environmental compliance activities, water conservation, the Albuquerque Area Office and the Bureau of Reclamation in general. You will also find links to other water management sites that you may find helpful.
Employees of the Albuquerque Area Office and its field divisions in Alamosa, Chama, Socorro, Elephant Butte, Alamogordo, Carlsbad and El Paso continue to work hard to find a balance in meeting the needs of farmers, cities, compact agreements, endangered species and other wildlife, the pueblos and recreation. The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program continues to play a big and important role in those efforts. We will continue to work diligently with all of our partners to find long-term solutions to water management issues from southern Colorado all through New Mexico and down to Texas. We value each and every one of our partners in water management from the irrigation districts and farmers to the states and municipalities.
Reclamation supports the expansion of technology that includes water measurement systems at the irrigation districts, water reuse systems and desalination projects. The cities of El Paso and Albuquerque have water reuse projects to lessen their dependence on aquifers for water. Albuquerque and Santa Fe are building projects to clean river water to drinking standards. New Mexico is also home to Reclamation’s new Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo.
We hope you will find this site useful. If it does not provide the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact the Albuquerque Area Office Public Affairs Specialist at (505)462-3576.