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The Surface Water Quality Bureau conducts monitoring, assesses conditions of surface waters and develops water quality standards.

The Monitoring Team is responsible for the collection of water quality data for all lakes, streams, and rivers in the State of New Mexico.

The Standards, Planning and Reporting Team is responsible for developing water quality standards for the surface waters of New Mexico.

The Total Maximum Daily Load and Assessment Team is responsible for the development of the Comprehensive Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) document for determining whether the state’s waterbodies are attaining water quality standards and supporting designated uses. The results of this assessment are used for reporting through the 303(d)/305(b) Integrated List and the development of total maximum daily load documents for each waterbody not meeting standards.

Key Documents

Fish Consumption Advisories

The Environment Department provides a list of fish consumption advisories for New Mexico waterbodies.

View the most current list of advisories here.

Contact us

Ph: 505-827-0187 Find a list of Surface Water Quality staff contacts here.

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