About the Commission
The Chaves County Flood Commission was created by the Chaves County Commission in 1971. The Commission was created by combining the Rio Hondo-Roswell (formed in 1947) with the Rio Felix District. The 2 districts were combined into a single county wide commission.
The legislative authority for the creation of flood commissions was originally enacted in 1921 and is presently codified under 4-10-1 NMSA 1978.
The Flood Commission prepares annual report of activities which is available at the County Assessor's Office or the Flood Commission Office at 4203 W Second Street in Roswell.