Paso Del Norte
As you may be aware, the flow and quality of the Rio Grande is measured and recorded at several points by various groups from Elephant Butte Dam, New Mexico down to Fort Quitman, Texas. Separate measurements are collected by federal agencies (USBR, USGS, IBWC), irrigation districts (EBID & EPCWID#1), El Paso Water Utilities, City of Las Cruces, and others. Prior to this collaborative program, there has been little or no compilation, coordination or convenient method to access data from these numerous sources. Each organization collects information for their individual mission. Even when information is shared, it may not be done in a timely manner. This absence of coordinated access and sharing of real-time and historical data may lead to unnecessary duplication of effort and wasted resources.
The Paso del Norte Watershed Council (PdNWC) Coordinated Water Resources Database & Geographic Information System is designed to coordinate, compile and provide timely Internet access to information for use by water management organizations, stakeholders and scientists. The Coordinated Water Resources Database & GIS is being developed by the Paso del Norte Watershed Council through collaboration of university scientists, and cooperation of Federal and State agencies, irrigation districts and water management and user organizations.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand awareness and ease of use of the Paso del Norte Water Resources Database and GIS and identify additional users’ needs for water resources data and information. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.
Dr. Susan Watts, Chair