On-Farm Planning

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MRGCD’s On-Farm Program or OFP is intended to support small-scale infrastructure and farmland improvements. Projects range from but are not necessarily limited to improved turnouts and farm delivery pads, irrigation pipeline, control boxes, laser leveling, and land use assistance.  Anyone interested in applying for the OFP should contact Conservation Program staff.

Technical Assistance

  • Soil, water, and compost testing lab
  • USDA Eligibility Assistance
  • Conservation planning assistance

Financial Assistance

Through a variety of funding sources and grants, MRGCD offers financial assistance.

Latest News

March 2024 Water Outlook Report

This video is a presentation of the February MRGCD water report. The presentation was made during the February 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.

The new website can be found here: https://mrgcd.onerain.com/.

Farmers Meeting Informational Video

Beginning in November of 2023, the MRGCD board and staff began visiting counties throughout the District to meet with MRGCD farmers and irrigators. This video is a brief overview of what has been covered at those meetings.