The New Mexico Department of Agriculture has been selected to receive the 2018 ASDSO West Regional Award of Merit. The Association presents this award annually to individuals or organizations working in the dam safety field that have made outstanding contributions to dam safety on a regional level. This nomination was selected with the concurrence of the ASDSO West state representatives. The award will be presented on Monday, September 10, as part of the Dam Safety 2018 conference’s Award Luncheon to be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The NMDA was selected because it provided funding, management, and coordination with several Soil Conservation Districts to obtain the watershed and flood inundation studies necessary to produce Emergency Action Plans for several dams in New Mexico.