The purpose of the Watershed District Act is to secure the federal assistance provided in Public Law 566 of the 83rd congress, and amendatory legislation, for New Mexico in its program to further the conservation, development, utilization, flood prevention and disposal of water, and thereby preserve and protect New Mexico’s land and water resources.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 73-20-3

  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.