With most of the surface water in New Mexico fully appropriated and with groundwater sources being drawn down and becoming less reliable, the search for new sources of water is reaching further and further afield of traditional sources and methods. Water wells deeper than 2,000 feet have been rare due to the expense of deep drilling and the uncertainty of finding potable water. Yet the combined circumstances of advances in hydrology and the escalating demand for new water have driven the search for water deeper than was previously considered practical.
Bossert, Paul and Kari Olson. "Deep Water Regulation." Water Matters! 2015, 1 (2015): 14-1-14-4. https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/utton_watermatters/vol2015/iss1/19
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