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New MRGCD Board Member Sworn-In

Colin T. Baugh was  sworn in on Monday, February 12, 2024.  Judge J. Miles Hanisee, NM Court of Appeals, swore in Mr. Baugh and administered the oath of office.

Mr. Baugh is a North Valley Albuquerque native. “I am committed to working with the Board to improve how we manage our water while balancing rural and urban interests, for today and for future generations. I believe in the strength of our community, and as a Mayordomo, I am dedicated to fostering partnerships that empower all irrigators to actively participate in implementing water conservation efforts,” Baugh’s statement read on his website promoting his run for the board.

Contact Information

Colin T. Baugh | Position No. 4 – Bernalillo County | Term 2024-2025
3017 Camilo Ln, Albuquerque, NM 87104 | (505) 301-4419 |

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About the MRGCD

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) was established in 1925. MRGCD operates, maintains and manages irrigation, drainage and river flood control in the middle valley.  Serving approximately 11,000 irrigators, six pueblos and 100,000 parcels of land throughout the Middle Rio Grande, MRGCD is essential to maintaining the facilities required to upkeep the agricultural production in this area. The MRGCD owns and manages 30,000 acres of bosque, and has helped to establish Tingley Beach, the Rio Grande Nature Center, Los Lunas Bosque Open Space, Corrales Bosque Preserve, Escondido Lake State Park, among several more and all of which are open for recreational use by the public. The MRGCD also works in cooperation with other local, state, and federal agencies to protect the environment, wildlife, and endangered species.


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