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New plan to measure water supply and demand in New Mexico

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New Mexico is looking to do more when it comes to it's limited water resources and their growing population. But, it isn't making everyone happy.

New Mexico is bringing back a plan to deal with gaps when it comes to the state's water resources. The state will be using a plan that will calculate the gaps between it's water supplies and the needs of the population.

A similar plan was introduced more than 10 years ago, but the project was never completed. There has been tension surrounding the new plan.

The Albuquerque Journal reports critics of the plan say the voices of local water users will not be heard. Before, communities developed their own supply and demand projects for water use.

But now, the state will be calculating those numbers for each region. Community leaders feel they have a better understand of the water needs of their areas more than that state does.