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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Summary Results

New Mexico (2012)

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    2,337.1 11,750.1
       248.6
   
                
                
                
                
    4,003.6 60,832.8
           1,375.7     
                
           133.0     
           2,494.9     60,832.8
              26.4     .0
                    2,468.5           60,832.8
6,340.8 72,583.0
110,741.0 997,467.0
5.7 7.3

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Summary of Water Quality Assessments for Each Waterbody Type
for Reporting Year 2012


Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2012

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All
Rivers and Streams

110,741.0 Miles of Rivers and Streams

Assessed 6,340.8
Unassessed 104,400.3
Total Miles 110,741.0







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Assessed
Rivers and Streams

6,340.8 Miles of
Assessed Rivers and Streams

Good 2,337.1
Threatened .0
Impaired 4,003.6
Total Miles Assessed 6,340.8







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Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

4,003.6 Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

1,402.1
.0
133.0
2,468.5
Total Threatened and Impaired 4,003.6

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Coldwater Aquatic Life 783.1 37.6 .0 62.4 color.gifcolor.gif
Coolwater Aquatic Life 2.4 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Domestic Water Supply 2,235.3 97.7 .0 2.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Fish Consumption 72.1 3.5 .0 96.5 color.gifcolor.gif
High Quality Coldwater Aquatic Life 2,266.9 36.0 .0 64.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Irrigation 5,638.9 98.8 .0 1.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Livestock Watering 5,248.2 97.7 .0 2.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Marginal Coldwater Aquatic Life 984.0 46.3 .0 53.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Marginal Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,647.6 60.5 .0 39.5 color.gifcolor.gif
Primary Contact 3,605.9 71.6 .0 28.4 color.gifcolor.gif
Secondary Contact 379.9 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,377.1 65.0 .0 35.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Wildlife Habitat 6,099.1 96.2 .0 3.8 color.gifcolor.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2012

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Temperature, Water Temperature color.gif 1,406.6
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) Pathogens color.gif 985.0
Nutrient/Eutrophication Biological Indicators Nutrients color.gif 962.2
Turbidity Turbidity color.gif 718.9
Aluminum Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 605.8
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 446.7
Sedimentation/Siltation Sediment color.gif 378.2
Specific Conductivity Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 332.6
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 238.3
Benthic Macroinvertebrates Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 228.1
Mercury Mercury color.gif 160.6
PCB in Water Column Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 148.7
Low Flow Alterations Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 146.1
DDT Pesticides color.gif 132.2
Gross Alpha Radiation color.gif 128.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 77.7
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 73.8
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 72.3
Boron Toxic Inorganics color.gif 66.2
Sulfates Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 56.0
Fecal Coliform Pathogens color.gif 38.6
Copper Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 34.5
Ammonia, Un-ionized Ammonia color.gif 21.9
Phosphorus, Total Nutrients color.gif 19.6
Ambient Bioassays -- Acute Aquatic Toxicity Total Toxics color.gif 11.9
Cadmium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 9.7
Lead Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 9.7
Selenium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 8.7
Radium 228 Radiation color.gif 7.0
Radium 226 Radiation color.gif 7.0
Zinc Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 6.7
Ammonia, Total Ammonia color.gif 3.8
Silver Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 1.5

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2012

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Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 1,999.8
Rangeland Grazing Agriculture color.gif 1,898.9
Natural Sources Natural/Wildlife color.gif 961.0
Loss Of Riparian Habitat Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 822.1
Streambank Modifications/Destabilization Hydromodification color.gif 708.0
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 676.8
Flow Alterations From Water Diversions Hydromodification color.gif 610.4
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 599.4
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff (Non-Construction Related) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 538.3
Drought-Related Impacts Natural/Wildlife color.gif 482.0
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 468.3
Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 430.4
Other Recreational Pollution Sources Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 407.2
Wastes From Pets Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 352.5
Impervious Surface/Parking Lot Runoff Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 326.8
Silviculture, Fire Suppression Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 261.1
Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 258.1
Municipal (Urbanized High Density Area) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 216.7
Irrigated Crop Production Agriculture color.gif 186.3
Off-Road Vehicles Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 154.7
Habitat Modification - Other Than Hydromodification Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 152.0
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 148.9
Watershed Runoff Following Forest Fire Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 147.6
Animal Feeding Operations (Nps) Agriculture color.gif 127.8
Channelization Hydromodification color.gif 125.4
Site Clearance (Land Development Or Redevelopment) Construction color.gif 112.9
Permitted Runoff From Confined Animal Feeding Operations (Cafos) Agriculture color.gif 96.1
Crop Production (Crop Land Or Dry Land) Agriculture color.gif 89.3
Forest Roads (Road Construction And Use) Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 79.3
Silviculture Harvesting Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 74.7
Inappropriate Waste Disposal Spills/Dumping color.gif 74.4
Highways, Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure (New Construction) Construction color.gif 66.1
Baseflow Depletion From Groundwater Withdrawals Hydromodification color.gif 53.0
Surface Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 47.6
Contaminated Sediments Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 34.6
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 32.5
Dam Or Impoundment Hydromodification color.gif 32.4
Agriculture Agriculture color.gif 30.6
Low Water Crossing Other color.gif 30.1
Mill Tailings Industrial color.gif 29.5
Aquaculture (Permitted) Aquaculture color.gif 28.3
Post-Development Erosion And Sedimentation Hydromodification color.gif 26.7
Rural (Residential Areas) Other color.gif 21.6
Petroleum/Natural Gas Activities Resource Extraction color.gif 21.4
Petroleum/Natural Gas Production Activities (Permitted) Industrial color.gif 21.4
Impacts From Abandoned Mine Lands (Inactive) Resource Extraction color.gif 17.3
Discharges From Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Ms4) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 15.0
Dredging (E.G., For Navigation Channels) Hydromodification color.gif 9.7
Industrial Point Source Discharge Industrial color.gif 9.4
Other Spill Related Impacts Spills/Dumping color.gif 9.0
Upstream Impoundments (E.G., Pl-566 Nrcs Structures) Hydromodification color.gif 8.7
Acid Mine Drainage Resource Extraction color.gif 8.3
Industrial/Commercial Site Stormwater Discharge (Permitted) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 3.6
Mine Tailings Resource Extraction color.gif 3.0
Landfills Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 2.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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All
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

997,467.0 Acres of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Assessed 72,583.0
Unassessed 924,884.0
Total Acres 997,467.0







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Assessed
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

72,583.0 Acres of
Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Good 11,750.1
Threatened .0
Impaired 60,832.8
Total Acres Assessed 72,583.0







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Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

60,832.8 Acres of
Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

.0
.0
.0
60,832.8
Total Threatened and Impaired 60,832.8

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

* Waters assessed for more than one designated use are included in multiple designated use groups below.

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% Good
% Threatened
% Impaired
Coldwater Aquatic Life 30,881.1 18.7 .0 81.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Domestic Water Supply 2,092.3 36.3 .0 63.7 color.gifcolor.gif
High Quality Coldwater Aquatic Life 1,507.5 3.4 .0 96.6 color.gifcolor.gif
Irrigation 4,301.9 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Irrigation Storage 55,804.9 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Livestock Watering 66,402.1 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Marginal Coldwater Aquatic Life 752.9 81.7 .0 18.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Marginal Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,774.1 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Primary Contact 64,086.6 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Secondary Contact 593.8 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Warmwater Aquatic Life 55,566.5 26.9 .0 73.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Wildlife Habitat 72,559.2 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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Mercury in Fish Tissue Mercury color.gif 52,386.9
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 17,680.3
Temperature, Water Temperature color.gif 13,646.1
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 11,413.9
Nutrient/Eutrophication Biological Indicators Nutrients color.gif 4,322.5
Aluminum Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 3,767.8
DDT Pesticides color.gif 3,058.7
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 1,666.8
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 90.9
Copper Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 11.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2012

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Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 56,065.1
Atmospheric Deposition - Toxics Atmospheric Deposition color.gif 44,816.0
Contaminated Sediments Legacy/Historical Pollutants color.gif 6,809.6
Inappropriate Waste Disposal Spills/Dumping color.gif 6,809.6
Natural Sources Natural/Wildlife color.gif 6,184.8
Rangeland Grazing Agriculture color.gif 5,632.6
Loss Of Riparian Habitat Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 4,250.6
Streambank Modifications/Destabilization Hydromodification color.gif 4,218.2
Impervious Surface/Parking Lot Runoff Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 3,771.7
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 1,355.8
Subsurface (Hardrock) Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 1,332.0
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 1,332.0
Silviculture Harvesting Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 50.0
Other Recreational Pollution Sources Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 50.0
Habitat Modification - Other Than Hydromodification Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 23.8
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff (Non-Construction Related) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 23.8
Pesticide Application Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks color.gif 11.2

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New Mexico Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2012


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NOTE: Click on the underlined Cause of Impairment Group to see a list of specific state causes of impairment making up the Cause of Impairment Group. See also Pollution categories summary document (PDF) (20 pp, 557K, About PDF) for brief, non-technical descriptions of general cause categories.
Size of Assessed Waters with Listed Causes of Impairment
Ammonia 25.7
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota 228.1
Flow Alteration(s) 146.1
Mercury 160.6 52,386.9
Metals (other than Mercury) 658.4 5,445.7
Nutrients 981.8 4,322.5
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion 446.7 11,413.9
Pathogens 1,023.6
Pesticides 132.2 3,058.7
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions 73.8 90.9
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 357.1 17,680.3
Radiation 128.9
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates 410.2
Sediment 378.2
Temperature 1,406.6 13,646.1
Total Toxics 11.9
Toxic Inorganics 66.2
Turbidity 718.9

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New Mexico Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments
for Reporting Year 2012

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NOTE: Click on the underlined Probable Source Group to see a list of specific state Probable Sources making up the Probable Source Group.
Size of Assessed Waters with Probable Sources of Impairments
Agriculture 2,006.8 5,632.6
Aquaculture 28.3
Atmospheric Deposition 258.1 44,816.0
Construction 179.0
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) 885.9 4,250.6
Hydromodification 1,333.7 4,218.2
Industrial 60.4
Land Application/Waste Sites/Tanks 2.2 11.2
Legacy/Historical Pollutants 34.6 6,809.6
Municipal Discharges/Sewage 941.1 1,355.8
Natural/Wildlife 1,606.9 6,184.8
Other 51.8
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) 487.0 50.0
Resource Extraction 86.4 1,332.0
Silviculture (Forestry) 530.8 50.0
Spills/Dumping 74.4 6,809.6
Unknown 1,999.8 56,065.1
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater 979.4 3,795.5

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New Mexico TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment 2012


No TMDL Alternatives reported.

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New Mexico Previously 303(d)-Listed Waters Now Attaining All Applicable Water Quality Standards

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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of Waters Attaining" value for a detailed list of those previously 303(d)-listed waters now attaining all applicable water quality standards.
2009 color.gif 2 3
2010 color.gif 10 14
2012 color.gif 5 5

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New Mexico Causes of Impairment for 303(d) Listed Waters

Description of this table
NOTE: Click on a cause of impairment (e.g. pathogens) to see the specific state-reported causes that are grouped to make up this category. Click on the "Number of Causes of Impairment Reported" to see a list of waters with that cause of impairment.
Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 81
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 43
Temperature color.gif 42
Nutrients color.gif 31
Radiation color.gif 31
Turbidity color.gif 30
Mercury color.gif 24
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 19
Pathogens color.gif 19
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 14
Sediment color.gif 9
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 8
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 8
Pesticides color.gif 4
Ammonia color.gif 2
Total Toxics color.gif 1
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 1

Total: 367 Causes of Impairment

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New Mexico Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

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NOTE: Click on the underlined "Pollutant" value to see associated listed waters for which a TMDL was developed. Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs" value to see a listing of those TMDLs for the pollutant.
Number of Causes of
Impairment Addressed
Temperature color.gif 65 65
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) color.gif 42 42
Turbidity color.gif 38 38
Phosphorus, Total color.gif 32 32
Nitrogen, Total color.gif 28 28
Fecal Coliform color.gif 21 21
Aluminum color.gif 20 20
Stream Bottom Deposits color.gif 17 17
Arsenic color.gif 9 9
Sedimentation/Siltation color.gif 8 8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) color.gif 8 8
Conductivity color.gif 5 5
Specific Conductivity color.gif 5 5
Boron color.gif 4 4
Nutrients - Algae color.gif 4 4
Dissolved Oxygen color.gif 3 3
Phosphorus color.gif 2 2
Selenium color.gif 2 2
pH color.gif 2 2
Ammonia color.gif 1 1
Chlorine color.gif 1 1
Sulfate color.gif 1 1
Total Ammonia color.gif 1 1
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) color.gif 1 1
Total Residual Chlorine color.gif 1 1
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) color.gif 1 1

Total: 322 TMDLs; 322 Causes of Impairment Addressed


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New Mexico Cumulative Number of TMDLs

EPA Fiscal Year starts October 1 and ends September 30.


Description of this table
NOTE: Click on the underlined "Number of TMDLs Completed" value for a detailed list of the TMDLs for the fiscal year.
1999 color.gif 13 13
2000 color.gif 26 26
2001 color.gif 10 10
2002 color.gif 19 19
2003 color.gif 16 16
2004 color.gif 28 28
2005 color.gif 35 35
2006 color.gif 15 15
2007 color.gif 33 33
2009 color.gif 29 29
2010 color.gif 39 39
2011