New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Surface Water Quality

Water Quality Monitoring

The Monitoring Team of SWQB collects data to be used for data analysis to determine if surface water quality standards are being met and to ensure that designated uses are supported. Standards and designated uses are established by the New Mexico Water Control Commission. Water quality data generated are used for reporting obligations to the WQCC and to USEPA.

Field Sampling Plans
2021-2022 Field Sampling Plans-

Water Quality Survey Reports (lake surveys included 2010-present)
Bear Creek Watershed (2006) Mimbres (2002)
Bluewater Creek (1984) Red River (1999)
Canadian River Tributaries (2006) Rio Chama (2015)
Canadian River and Dry Cimarron (2015-2016) Rio Hondo (2003)
Canadian River Tributaries (2002) Rio Peñasco (2003)
Dry Cimarron (2000) Rio Puerco, Zuni River and Puerco River Watersheds (2014)
Gallinas Watershed Thinning FINAL Monitoring Report (2007-2009) Rio Puerco (2004)
Gallinas Watershed Thinning INTERIM Monitoring Report (2007) Sacramento Mountains (2012, 2014)
Gila-San Francisco-Mimbres (2019-2020) San Juan River (2017-2018)
Gila – San Francisco Watersheds (2014) San Juan & Animas Watershed (2010)
Gila – San Francisco River Tribs (2007) San Juan River Watershed (2002)
Jemez River Watershed (2005) Tularosa Closed Basin Watershed (2004)
Jemez River Watershed (2013-2014) Upper Chama (2007)
Lower Chama (1999) Upper Pecos (2019-2020)
Lower Pecos (2013) Upper Pecos (2010)
Lower Pecos (2003) Upper Pecos Pt. 1 (2001)
Lower Rio Grande (2019-2020) Upper Pecos Pt. 2 (2001)
Lower Rio Grande (2004) Upper Pecos, Pt. 3 (2001)
Lower Rio Grande Tributaries (2004) Upper Rio Grande, Part I (2000)
Middle Rio Grande (2006-2008) Upper Rio Grande, Part II (2001)
Middle Rio Grande (2000-2007) Upper Rio Grande (2017-2018)
Middle Rio Grande Tributaries (2005)
(+additional monitoring, 2000-2009)
Upper Rio Grande (2009)
Middle Rio Grande Tributaries (2014) Valle Vidal (2006)
Middle Rio Grande (1999) Valles Caldera (2001)
Mimbres (2009) Zuni Watershed (2004)
Lake Survey Reports (through 2009) 
2009 Lakes: Bear Canyon Reservoir, East and West Fawn Lakes, Goose Lake, Santa Cruz Reservoir 2002 Lakes: Jackson Lake, Lake Farmington (Beeline), Navajo Reservoir
2008 Lakes: Burn Lake, Lake Holloman 2001 Lakes: Blue Hole, McAllister Lake, Santa Rosa Reservoir, Storrie Lake
2007 Lakes: Abiquiu Reservoir, Bill Evans Lake, Bitter Lake, Bosque Redondo lake, Canjilon Lake, el Vado Reservoir, figure Eight Lake, Heron Reservoir, Lake Van, Lea Lake, Middle For Lake, Nambe Lake, Ned Houk Lake, Perch Lake, Santa Fe Lake, Serpent Lake, Sink Hole #19, ters Lagunas N.E, Williams Lake 2000 Lakes: Clayton Lake, Monasstery Lake, Santa Cruz Reservoir
2006 Lakes: Charette Lakes, Upper & Lower, Conchas Reservoir, Laguna Madre, Lake Alice, Lake Maloya, Maxwell 12. 13, and 14, Shuree Ponds, Lower & Upper, Springer Lake, Stubblefield Lake, Ute Reservoir 1992 Playa Lakes: Chicosa Lake, Lane Salt Lake, Laguna Gatuna, Laguna Quatro, Laguna Tres, Laguna Uno, Laguna Walden, Middle Lake (Lea County), Salt (Wagon Mound) Lake, Williams Sink
2005 Lakes: Eagle Nest Lake, Fenton Lake 1999 Lakes: Abiquiu Reservoir, Hopewell Lake
2004 Lakes: Bluewater Reservoir, Caballo Reservoir, Quemado Lake, Ramah Lake, San Gregorio Lake, Upper Nutria Diversion Reservoir, Zuni Cinder Cone Lake, Zuni Salt Lake 1998 Lakes: Eagle Nest Reservoir, El Vado Reservoir, Five Selected Basins: Bottomless State Park, Fenton Lake
2003 Lakes: Bonito Lake, Brantley Reservoir, Grindstone Canyon Reservoir, Sumner Reservoir