Google Earth Map

Download Google Earth for free here.

Using the link above, you can download a KMZ file showing the proposed Regional Water System (RWS) in Google Earth. The KMZ file includes locational information for the components of the RWS that are analyzed under the action alternatives in the draft EIS. When viewing this file, you can navigate around the Pojoaque Basin to see where RWS facilities and pipelines may be constructed under each alternative. 

For easy-to-follow information on how to use the Google Earth Map, see the User Guide.

Quick Tips and Tricks
  • Explore the differences between the alternatives by turning on and off different alternative layers. You can do this by clicking or unclicking the checkbox beside an alternative in the legend. 
  • Click the plus mark beside an alternative to see the components that are shown within it and can then expand the components to see the individual facilities.
  • The polygons show short-term disturbance buffer estimates; buffers may look like they are going over existing structures, but project elements would not impact existing structures. The only exception to the buffer display is the water treatment plant; the polygon for this structure shows the actual footprint.
  • Google Earth includes automatically populated information, such as photos and place markers. These are not part of the features created by the Bureau of Reclamation for this project. You can turn these features off by unclicking the checkbox beside the name of that feature in the lower portion of the legend (so that there is no check inside the box).

NOTE: This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not portray exact locations of project features. The lines and facility markers represent proposed locations based on the alternatives considered in the draft EIS, which can be accessed at Project Reports. Lines showing proposed RWS facility and pipeline locations may appear to be misplaced for up to several minutes until the map finishes rendering.