Water Use and Water Planning

Area Water Resources and Information

Santa Fe County Five-Year Water Resource Planning Cycle

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City of Santa Fe Water (City) and the Santa Fe County Utilities Division (County) are initiating a science-based, community informed, five year planning cycle to develop long range water resource management plans. The first cycle, which begins this year and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2024, will be evaluated, refined, and repeated every 10 years or as necessary in future years. A key product of the planning process will be Long Range Water Resources Plans for the City and County.


2020 Public Engagement Goals

  • Meaningful public engagement for as many stakeholders as possible.
  • Participation of water users in the four Santa Fe City districts and County communities, with focus on Eldorado, Cañoncito,  La Cienega, La Cieneguilla, Nambe, Pojoaque, and Tesuque.
  • Provide information to area water users on issues related to long-range water resources planning.
  • Provide an opportunity for long-term public engagement for stakeholders interested in participating in the planning process

Proposed 5 Year Planning Process

  • Year 1 (2020): Define the five year planning process.
  • Year 2: Develop supply and demand scenarios.
  • Year 3: Evaluate shortages.
  • Year 4: Evaluate adaptation strategies.
  • Year 5: Finalize the Long Range Water Resource Plan(s) through 2100.

Webinars and Recordings at the Santa Fe County Public Works Page:



For more information on this process and opportunities for involvement, please contact Anjali Bean: 986-2426, or Jesse Roach 955-4309