S. 2460 (108th): New Mexico Water Planning Assistance Act

May 20, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Passed Senate)
Pete Domenici
Senator from New Mexico
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Last Updated
Sep 17, 2004
5 pages
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S. 178 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 26, 2005


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 15, 2004 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced May 20, 2004
Referred to Committee May 20, 2004
Reported by Committee Jul 14, 2004
Passed Senate Sep 15, 2004
Full Title

A bill to provide assistance to the State of New Mexico for the development of comprehensive State water plans, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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9/15/2004--Passed Senate amended.
New Mexico Water Planning Assistance Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, at the request of the Governor of New Mexico and acting through the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey, to:
(1) provide to New Mexico technical assistance and grants for the development of comprehensive State water plans;
(2) conduct water resources mapping in New Mexico; and
(3) conduct a comprehensive study of groundwater resources in New Mexico to assess the quantity, quality, and interaction of groundwater and surface water resources.
Lists types of technical assistance that may be provided, including acquisition of hydrologic data, expansion of groundwater monitoring networks, and coordination of Federal water management planning efforts.
Directs the Secretary to allocate specified funds:
(1) to develop hydrologic models and acquire associated equipment for the New Mexico Rio Grande main stem sections and Rio Pueblo de Taos and Hondo, Rios Nambe, Pojoaque and Teseque, Rio Chama, and Lower Rio Grande tributaries;
(2) to complete the hydrographic survey development of hydrologic models and acquire associated equipment for the San Juan River and tributaries and for Southwest New Mexico, including the Animas Basin, the Gila River, and tributaries; and
(3) for statewide digital orthophotography mapping.
Sets the non-Federal share of the total cost of any activity carried out using a grant under this Act at 50 percent, which may be in the form of in-kind services as determined by the Secretary. Authorizes appropriations.

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