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Interstate Stream Commission

Basins and Interstate Stream Compacts


Interstate Stream Compacts

Compacts are formal agreement between states concerning the use of water in rivers or streams, which flow across state boundaries. The State of New Mexico is a party to eight Interstate Stream Compacts concerning:

Canadian River Compact

Colorado River Compact

Upper Colorado River Compact

Costilla Creek Compact

La Plata River Compact

Pecos River Compact

Rio Grande Compact

Animas-La Plata Project

Priority Basins

The State Engineer has chosen the following priority basins in New Mexico for Active Water Resource Management (AWRM) including the following:

Lower Pecos

Lower Rio Grande

San Juan River Basin



Rio Chama Basin

Rio Gallinas