The Rio Grande Albuquerque Watershed covers an area of approximately 3,540 square miles in central New Mexico, including the city of Albuquerque. The watershed is largely arid, with annual precipitation ranging from 6-16 inches. The hydrology of the watershed is primarily influenced by the Rio Grande river, which has a flow rate of approximately 1,000 cubic feet per second. The snowpack in the watershed is variable and typically peaks in March, with occasional extreme snow events. Surface water in the watershed is primarily derived from the Rio Grande river and its tributaries. The primary reservoirs in the watershed include Cochiti Lake and Elephant Butte Reservoir. Interesting climatic facts include the occurrence of monsoons in the summer months and periodic drought conditions. Trends in the watershed include decreasing snowpack and increasing temperatures, leading to concerns about water availability in the future.