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.

MRGCD Board of Directors Selects New Board Member

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

March 2024 Water Outlook Report

This video is a presentation of the March MRGCD water report. The presentation was made during the March board meeting by Anne Marken, who oversees MRGCD’s water operations. 

MRGCD Construction Update – February 2024

This presentation was given by Alicia Lopez, MRGCD engineering and mapping manager, during the 2024 February board meeting; it highlights major construction projects throughout the District.

2024 Irrigation Season Starts Feb 26

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Announces Start of 2024 Irrigation Season Water managers will begin charging the irrigation system on February 26   Albuquerque, NM – Water managers at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District are preparing for the...

MRGCD Introduces New Water Gauging Website

This is an instructional video on MRGCD's new water gauge website - it's user friendly and a great way for middle Rio Grande valley water users (and anyone else) to monitor flow data, upstream levels and more. To visit the website: https://mrgcd.onerain.com/