Introduction to the Acequia Commission
The LGD hosts the New Mexico Acequia Commission, a group of local acequia members appointed by the Governor to advise the state on matters affecting the acequia and ditch associations throughout New Mexico.
Many acequias are in litigation for deciding water rights in their areas. The Commission reviews each acequia for its current level of litigation, level of litigation expected in the next year, and amount of work needed to amend, correct or adjudicate omitted water rights.
Commission issues include:
- Ditch Repairing and Technical Assistance
- Communication and Education
- Legislative Review
The Capital Outlay Bureau provides staff support from the Local Government Division to the New Mexico Acequia Commission.