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Water-Quality Information and Data

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Ground-water and surface-water quality is one of the most critical concerns in the State of New Mexico. The major water-quality issue in New Mexico is preserving the quality of public drinking-water supply. Water-resource planning and water-quality assessment require a nationwide database with standardized information for planning and assessment of water resources. Thus, the chemical and physical quality of rivers, streams, and groundwater need to be monitored and defined to effectively manage the resource to meet needs of the people of New Mexico and our present and future customers.

The links below allow you to find information and data about water-quality in New Mexico.

Water-Quality Data

Water-Quality Data

Water-Quality Statistics

Recent Water-Quality Publications

  • SIR 2016-5006 - Variability of surface-water quantity and quality and shallow groundwater levels and quality within the Rio Grande Project Area, New Mexico and Texas, 200913
  • SIR 2015-5086 - Water resources during drought conditions and postfire water quality in the upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 2010-13
  • DS 2015-933 - Hydrologic Data From Wells at or in the Vicinity of the San Juan Coal Mine, San Juan County, New Mexico, 19732013
  • SIR 2015-5006 - Summary of Urban Stormwater Quality in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 200312
  • CIRC 2015-1358 - Water Quality in Basin-Fill Aquifers of the Southwestern United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, 1993-2009
  • SIR 2013-5040 - Hydrology of the middle San Pedro Watershed, southeastern Arizona

 All New Mexico water-quality publications

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