New Mexico State Drought Programs

Program Title: New Mexico Drought Plan

Function: Response, Mitigation, Communication, Planning

Program Assistance or Functional Assistance: In an effort to be more proactive and anticipate the effects of drought, New Mexico initiated in 1998 a planning effort to develop a more comprehensive drought plan that would not only address drought response but would also try to address foreseeable problems in advance of the drought. The purpose of this plan is to provide New Mexico with a framework for an integrated approach to minimize the impacts of drought on its people and resources. The plan outlines both long-term and short-term measures that are to be used to mitigate the effects of drought.

Statute or Authority: No data

Agencies (primary agency listed first): No data

Customers Served: The entire population of the state of New Mexico

Triggering Event or Circumstance-How does this program relate to drought? Because the analysis of available drought information by the Monitoring Work Group is the basis for the determination of needed actions by other work groups, New Mexico will use an analysis of information from various indices and real-time ground truth data, to "trigger" and indicate various stages of drought status in NM.

Unmet Needs at federal, state, local and tribal levels. Includes changes from customer or "provider" perspective: No data

Program Limitations: No data

Contact Name and Phone Number: Jennifer Salisbury, Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Dept.
(505) 827-5950