Otero Soil & Water Conservation District

3501 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo, NM  88310

575-437-3100 ext. 3

Other Information

The purpose of the Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study was to identify the geologic controls on groundwater recharge, occurrence, and movement, and to identify hydrostratigraphic units (“aquifers”) contributing groundwater to springs, streams, and wells in the Southern Sacramento Mountains.  Two more reports have been completed by the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources with financial assistance from the Otero Soil and Water Conservation District through legislative appropriation administered by the New Mexico State Department of Agriculture. Additional funding was provided by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (Aquifer Mapping Program), New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, NRCS, New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, and NM State Forestry.

Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study

Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Final Report June 2012

Northeastern Tularosa Basin Regional Hydrogeology Study Final Report June 2014

Sacramento Mountains Watershed Study Final Report October 2015

Copies of these and other hydrogeologic studies can be downloaded for free from the following website:


Annual Reports


    Spring 2023

75th Anniversary - August 1, 2015

District Program - 1940

National Cattlemen's Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattlemen to Cattlemen episode with the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Alamogordo NRCS staff.  Click to see the video on YouTube