Please Submit by December 9, 2016

The New Mexico Acequia Association is conducting an annual acequia survey as part of a statewide acequia needs assessment.  If you have already filled this survey out in previous years, please complete it again.  The survey is being conducted under contract with the State of New Mexico.  The results of the survey will be used to plan for educational programs for acequias.

Information collected in this survey will be included in a statewide inventory and needs assessment of acequias and shared with the State of New Mexico.  It is important to note that acequias are defined s local governments in state law.  This survey primarily seeks to collect information which is generally considered public information.  A few questions seek an opinion about needs and challenges facing your acequia.  Acequia contact information may be used by NMAA or the State of New Mexico to inform you about educational and funding opportunities.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary.  By participating in this survey, you are granting permission to include this information in a statewide acequia inventory and needs assessment.  If you have any concerns sharing certain information, you can opt out of those questions.

We the Commission hereby grant the New Mexico Association permission to use information in this survey in a statewide acequia inventory and needs assessment.

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* 1. Date of Survey

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* 2. Acequia Name

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* 3. Does your acequia have bylaws?

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* 4. Is your acequia interested in updating your bylaws?

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* 5. How often does your acequia hold membership meetings?

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* 6. How often does your acequia commission meet?

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* 7. Has your acequia adopted an Open Meetings Act resolution?

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* 8. Is the condition of your infrastructure causing problems with irrigation?

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* 9. Would you like assistance in addressing your infrastructure concerns?

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* 10. Are you interested in completing an infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan and requesting funding for infrastructure projects?

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* 11. What are the top three infrastructure priorities in your acequia for the next five years (estimated cost- if available)?  Write in space below.  
Examples include improvements or repairs to diversion dam or main headgate (presa and compuerta), removal of silt, stabilization of banks (bordos) improvements or repairs to desagues or outlets, installing ditch lining or pipeline, erosion control, arroyo crossings, farm headgates, etc.

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* 12. What was your approximate revenue for year 2013 (not including Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico)?

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* 13. What was your approximate revenue for year 2014 (not including Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico)?

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* 14. What was your approximate revenue for year 2015 (not including Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico)?

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* 15. Has your acequia received Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico in 2013?  If so, please share status below:

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* 16. Has your acequia received Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico in 2014? If so, please share status below:

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* 17. Has your acequia received Capital Outlay funding from the State of New Mexico in 2015? If so, please share status below:

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* 18. Has your acequia submitted budgets and quarterly reports to DFA (if revenue over $10,000 per year)?

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* 19. Has your acequia complied with the tiered reporting system of the State Auditor?

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* 20. Does your acequia need assistance with budgets, financial reporting, and/or audits?

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* 21. What are significant challenges facing your acequia? (Check all that apply)

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* 22. How would you assess Governance- Regular meetings, updated bylaws, record keeping, etc., in your acequia?

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* 23. How would you assess Participation- Involvement of paricantes in meetings, assessments, labor, etc. in your acequia?

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* 24. How would you assess Leadership- Willingness of individuals to serve as commissioner or mayordomo, in your acequia?

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* 25. How would you assess Financial Management- Compliance with audit and budget requirements, financial reports to membership, in your acequia?

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* 26. How would you assess Irrigation and Water Management- Fair system to share available water between parciantes, in your acequia?

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* 27. How would you assess Infrastructure- Condition of irrigation works, in your acequia?

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* 28. How would you assess Acequia agriculture- Numbers of parciantes who irrigate pasture, crops or gardens, in your acequia?

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* 29. Why is your acequia important to your community? (check all that apply)

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* 30. What is your vision for the future of acequias?

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* 31. What does your acequia need most to thrive? (check all that apply)

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