Welcome to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

For nearly 100 years, The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District has worked to make the Middle Rio Grande Valley a good place for farmers to irrigate and a safe place for humans and animals to call home. 

Important Notice to MRGCD Water Users: Water Service Charge

Your MRGCD water service charge assessment will be mailed November 10. For more information on assessment and water rates, visit our assessments page. 

Belen Watershed Project

To learn more about the project, submit comment or view the engineering team’s presentation, click below.

2023 Mill Levy Increase

On Monday, May 8th, 2023, the MRGCD Board of Directors unanimously approved the mill levy increase. MRGCD Customers will first see the mill levy increase on their 2023 tax bill, which goes out in November.

El Vado Dam Update

El Vado Dam is the only reservoir MRGCD is currently authorized to store native Rio Grande water. It is currently undergoing an extensive repair operation by the Bureau of Reclamation.  Click here to watch the latest update from the Bureau at the December MRGCD board meeting.

Latest News

El Vado Dam Update

For Release: May 14, 2024  Contact: Albuquerque Area Office Public Affairs Specialist Pacifica Casares-Chehy, pcasareschehy@usbr.gov   Construction on hold at El Vado Dam ALBUQUERQUE, NM. – During the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District regular board meeting this...

Spring Runoff Preparations & Warnings

MRGCD Water Officials Warn of Heavier River Flows, Fire Danger Preparations underway for increase in water, higher temperatures  When temperatures increase, snow melts and the spring runoff approaches. Officials at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are...