Arizona tribes allocated $33.4M from a bipartisan law led by Senators Sinema and Kelly for Indian water rights settlements.
Irrigation districts face challenges balancing new Rio Grande water agreements, unpredictable climate patterns, and limited storage options.
Progress is being made on a major Eastern New Mexico water project, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to provide reliable water to 70,000 residents.
Farmers face hardships in the Rio Grande water dispute settlement, which focuses on conservation (including fallowing farms) and infrastructure.
The Department of the Interior has initiated the process for developing new sustainability guidelines for the Colorado River, set to replace existing ones by 2026.
Throughout the year, New Mexico will accept applications for low-interest loans for wastewater and stormwater projects. Applications can be made online.