Albuquerque Area Office
The Albuquerque Area Office is one of the largest in Reclamation reaching from the Alamosa area of southern Colorado through most of New Mexico and into west Texas. Staff here manage delivery of water on the Rio Grande, Rio Chama, Pecos, and Canadian rivers from the main office in Albuquerque and six field offices in Alamosa, Colorado; Alamogordo, Chama, Elephant Butte, and Socorro, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. This office is also responsible for overseeing the management of nine major dams with a combined reservoir storage capacity of more than 3.5 million acre-feet that supply water for more than 439,000 acres of irrigated land and several municipal drinking water projects. They also oversee hydropower production at Elephant Butte Dam, and research and testing at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination and Research Facility.
News and Highlights
The Bureau of Reclamation recently selected Jennifer Faler as Area Manager of the Albuquerque Area Office. Faler has more than 20 years of experience working on water resource and environmental issues both in the federal government and private sector. Read More →
- In The News
Reclamation Selects New Mexico State University for Unmanned Aircraft System Inspection of Elephant Butte Dam
WASHINGTON – The Bureau has selected New Mexico State University to be the lead subject matter expert to perform the first Reclamation dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system. This aeronautical research project will occur at Elephant Butte Dam in New Mexico. Reclamation is providing New Mexico State $35,000 to assist in the project. Read More →
On April 22, 2015, the Desal Prize announced the competition's winning teams. The winning teams were selected through a head-to-head competition at Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Read More →