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NOTE: The data and information provided on this web site may differ from the information provided in New Mexico’s EPA-approved version of the 2014 Integrated Report and List, available at http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swqb/303d-305b/2014-2016/index.html. In addition, approximately 90% of the Total Miles and Total Acres of surface waters noted below and determined from NHD are naturally ephemeral or intermittent, inaccessible, or not possible to sample due to resource constraints or safety concerns.



Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Summary Results

New Mexico (2014)

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    2,200.9 6,617.2
       273.5
   
                
                
                
                
    4,198.6 66,213.3
           1,388.3     
                
           128.0     
           2,682.3     66,213.3
              .0     .0
                    2,682.3           66,213.3
6,399.5 72,830.5
110,741.0 997,467.0
5.8 7.3

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Summary of Water Quality Assessments for Each Waterbody Type
for Reporting Year 2014


Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2014

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All
Rivers and Streams

110,741.0 Miles of Rivers and Streams

Assessed 6,399.5
Unassessed 104,341.5
Total Miles 110,741.0







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Assessed
Rivers and Streams

6,399.5 Miles of
Assessed Rivers and Streams

Good 2,200.9
Threatened .0
Impaired 4,198.6
Total Miles Assessed 6,399.5







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Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

4,198.6 Miles of
Threatened and Impaired
Rivers and Streams

1,388.3
.0
128.0
2,682.3
Total Threatened and Impaired 4,198.6

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2014

* 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 721.8 24.7 .0 75.3 color.gifcolor.gif
Coolwater Aquatic Life 132.0 17.8 .0 82.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Domestic Water Supply 2,247.2 97.7 .0 2.3 color.gifcolor.gif
High Quality Coldwater Aquatic Life 2,305.3 35.1 .0 64.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Irrigation 5,595.9 97.1 .0 2.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Limited Aquatic Life 96.7 17.9 .0 82.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Livestock Watering 5,520.0 98.1 .0 1.9 color.gifcolor.gif
Marginal Coldwater Aquatic Life 947.6 43.3 .0 56.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Marginal Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,471.5 57.2 .0 42.8 color.gifcolor.gif
Primary Contact 4,341.2 73.9 .0 26.1 color.gifcolor.gif
Secondary Contact 454.8 94.3 .0 5.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,556.4 60.0 .0 40.0 color.gifcolor.gif
Wildlife Habitat 6,018.6 96.9 .0 3.1 color.gifcolor.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2014

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Temperature, Water Temperature color.gif 1,600.6
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) Pathogens color.gif 1,159.9
Nutrient/Eutrophication Biological Indicators Nutrients color.gif 1,049.9
Turbidity Turbidity color.gif 605.6
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 455.4
Sedimentation/Siltation Sediment color.gif 410.3
Aluminum Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 381.8
Specific Conductivity Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 281.6
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 250.2
Benthic Macroinvertebrates Bioassessments Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 176.7
Low Flow Alterations Flow Alteration(s) color.gif 167.0
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 154.7
DDT in Fish Tissue Pesticides color.gif 140.7
Gross Alpha Radiation color.gif 113.7
Mercury Mercury color.gif 111.2
Boron Toxic Inorganics color.gif 83.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 77.7
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 73.8
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 62.0
Sulfates Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 54.6
Aluminum, Chronic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 31.3
Temperature Temperature color.gif 28.3
Ammonia, Total Ammonia color.gif 27.7
Benthic Macroinvertebrates Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 27.0
Phosphorus, Total Nutrients color.gif 23.5
Ammonia, Un-ionized Ammonia color.gif 21.4
Aluminum, Acute Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 16.6
Ambient Bioassays -- Acute Aquatic Toxicity Total Toxics color.gif 11.7
Selenium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 8.7
Copper, Acute Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 8.1
Lead Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 7.6
Cadmium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 7.6
Radium 228 Radiation color.gif 7.0
Radium 226 Radiation color.gif 7.0
Uranium Radiation color.gif 6.8
Selenium, Total Recoverable Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 2.5
Thallium Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 2.2
Copper, Chronic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif .4
Zinc, Acute Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif .2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
New Mexico Rivers and Streams 2014

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Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 2,908.1
Rangeland Grazing Agriculture color.gif 1,342.4
On-Site Treatment Systems (Septic Systems And Similar Decentralized Systems) Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 682.5
Loss Of Riparian Habitat Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 562.7
Wildlife Other Than Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 504.2
Streambank Modifications/Destabilization Hydromodification color.gif 484.7
Flow Alterations From Water Diversions Hydromodification color.gif 470.2
Waterfowl Natural/Wildlife color.gif 450.7
Drought-Related Impacts Natural/Wildlife color.gif 438.5
Highway/Road/Bridge Runoff (Non-Construction Related) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 393.5
Impervious Surface/Parking Lot Runoff Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 388.9
Municipal Point Source Discharges Municipal Discharges/Sewage color.gif 388.6
Natural Sources Natural/Wildlife color.gif 299.8
Other Recreational Pollution Sources Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 298.5
Wastes From Pets Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 295.6
Livestock (Grazing Or Feeding Operations) Agriculture color.gif 266.0
Irrigated Crop Production Agriculture color.gif 169.8
Municipal (Urbanized High Density Area) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 166.0
Habitat Modification - Other Than Hydromodification Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) color.gif 146.1
Animal Feeding Operations (Nps) Agriculture color.gif 126.3
Inappropriate Waste Disposal Spills/Dumping color.gif 110.0
Channelization Hydromodification color.gif 97.2
Silviculture, Fire Suppression Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 97.2
Low Water Crossing Other color.gif 97.1
Watershed Runoff Following Forest Fire Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 92.8
Crop Production (Crop Land Or Dry Land) Agriculture color.gif 89.0
Site Clearance (Land Development Or Redevelopment) Construction color.gif 87.1
Forest Roads (Road Construction And Use) Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 82.8
Baseflow Depletion From Groundwater Withdrawals Hydromodification color.gif 66.3
Permitted Runoff From Confined Animal Feeding Operations (Cafos) Agriculture color.gif 64.3
Silviculture Harvesting Silviculture (Forestry) color.gif 60.3
Highways, Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure (New Construction) Construction color.gif 54.1
Dredging - Agriculture Hydromodification color.gif 52.3
Off-Road Vehicles Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) color.gif 51.4
Dam Or Impoundment Hydromodification color.gif 37.1
Agriculture Agriculture color.gif 36.3
Discharges From Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Ms4) Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 35.6
Petroleum/Natural Gas Production Activities (Permitted) Industrial color.gif 35.0
Petroleum/Natural Gas Activities Resource Extraction color.gif 35.0
Rural (Residential Areas) Other color.gif 31.8
Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater color.gif 29.7
Mill Tailings Industrial color.gif 29.4
Aquaculture (Permitted) Aquaculture color.gif 27.5
Impacts From Abandoned Mine Lands (Inactive) Resource Extraction color.gif 23.3
Illegal Dumps Or Other Inappropriate Waste Disposal Spills/Dumping color.gif 16.8
Streambank Modification/Destabilization - Agriculture Hydromodification color.gif 16.8
Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 10.9
Surface Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 10.3
Dredging (E.G., For Navigation Channels) Hydromodification color.gif 10.0
Acid Mine Drainage Resource Extraction color.gif 8.3
Rcra Hazardous Waste Sites Industrial color.gif 5.8
Reclamation Of Inactive Mining Resource Extraction color.gif 5.8
Construction Construction color.gif 5.0
Land Development Construction color.gif 3.2

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2014

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All
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

997,467.0 Acres of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Assessed 72,830.5
Unassessed 924,636.5
Total Acres 997,467.0







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Assessed
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

72,830.5 Acres of
Assessed Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

Good 6,617.2
Threatened .0
Impaired 66,213.3
Total Acres Assessed 72,830.5







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Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

66,213.3 Acres of
Threatened and Impaired
Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds

.0
.0
.0
66,213.3
Total Threatened and Impaired 66,213.3

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Individual Designated Use Support
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2014

* 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 30,981.2 .4 .0 99.6 color.gifcolor.gif
Coolwater Aquatic Life 181.3 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Domestic Water Supply 2,190.2 39.2 .0 60.8 color.gifcolor.gif
High Quality Coldwater Aquatic Life 1,605.4 5.8 .0 94.2 color.gifcolor.gif
Irrigation 4,750.0 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Irrigation Storage 55,804.9 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Livestock Watering 67,280.1 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Marginal Coldwater Aquatic Life 615.1 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Marginal Warmwater Aquatic Life 1,774.1 .0 .0 100.0 color.gif
Primary Contact 65,328.0 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Secondary Contact 593.8 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif
Warmwater Aquatic Life 55,504.5 27.3 .0 72.7 color.gifcolor.gif
Wildlife Habitat 72,806.7 100.0 .0 .0 color.gif

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Causes of Impairment
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2014

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Mercury in Fish Tissue Mercury color.gif 51,889.3
Temperature, Water Temperature color.gif 18,160.1
PCB(s) in Fish Tissue Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 17,680.3
Nutrient/Eutrophication Biological Indicators Nutrients color.gif 8,652.1
Aluminum Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 3,767.8
DDT in Fish Tissue Pesticides color.gif 3,058.7
Arsenic Metals (other than Mercury) color.gif 1,666.8
Dissolved Oxygen Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 1,332.0
pH pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 30.0

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Site-specific Targeted Monitoring Results

Probable Sources
New Mexico Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds 2014

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Source Unknown Unknown color.gif 66,213.3

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New Mexico Causes of Impairment for Reporting Year 2014


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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 49.1
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota 176.7
Flow Alteration(s) 167.0
Mercury 111.2 51,889.3
Metals (other than Mercury) 471.0 5,434.5
Nutrients 1,073.4 8,652.1
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion 455.4 1,332.0
Pathogens 1,159.9
Pesticides 140.7 3,058.7
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions 62.0 30.0
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) 370.6 17,680.3
Radiation 120.5
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates 359.3
Sediment 410.3
Temperature 1,628.9 18,160.1
Total Toxics 11.7
Toxic Inorganics 83.8
Turbidity 605.6

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New Mexico Probable Sources Contributing to Impairments
for Reporting Year 2014

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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 1,511.5
Aquaculture 27.5
Construction 149.3
Habitat Alterations (Not Directly Related To Hydromodification) 639.4
Hydromodification 1,017.0
Industrial 70.2
Municipal Discharges/Sewage 790.6
Natural/Wildlife 1,044.6
Other 128.9
Recreation And Tourism (Non-Boating) 339.0
Resource Extraction 79.5
Silviculture (Forestry) 298.1
Spills/Dumping 110.0
Unknown 2,908.1 66,213.3
Urban-Related Runoff/Stormwater 727.7

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New Mexico TMDL Alternatives by Cause of Impairment 2014


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 15
2012 color.gif 9 9
2015 color.gif 4 4

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

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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 74
Temperature color.gif 57
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) color.gif 46
Nutrients color.gif 45
Radiation color.gif 31
Turbidity color.gif 26
Pathogens color.gif 23
Mercury color.gif 18
Organic Enrichment/Oxygen Depletion color.gif 16
Sediment color.gif 15
Cause Unknown - Impaired Biota color.gif 12
Pesticides color.gif 5
pH/Acidity/Caustic Conditions color.gif 5
Salinity/Total Dissolved Solids/Chlorides/Sulfates color.gif 4
Ammonia color.gif 3
Toxic Inorganics color.gif 2
Total Toxics color.gif 1

Total: 383 Causes of Impairment

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New Mexico Cumulative TMDLs by Pollutant

This chart includes TMDLs since October 1, 1995.

Description of this table
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 48 48
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
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 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
Aluminum, Total Recoverable color.gif 1 1
Ammonia color.gif 1 1
Ammonia, Total color.gif 1 1
Cadmium color.gif 1 1
Chlorine color.gif 1 1
Lead color.gif 1 1
Sulfate color.gif 1 1
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) color.gif 1 1
Total Residual Chlorine color.gif 1 1

Total: 334 TMDLs; 334 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 color.gif 19 19
2012 color.gif 29 29
2013 color.gif 11 11
2014 color.gif 12 12

Total: 334 TMDLs; 334 Causes of Impairment Addressed

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