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These Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) serve as guidance to SWQB personnel engaged in monitoring of New Mexico surface waters. *Note- Archived 2007 SOP document

SOP TitleRevision #Effective DateRelated SOP FormsStaff Contact
1.0 General
1.1 SOP Creation & Maintenance22/26/2020SOP Template
SOP Template Instructions
Miguel Montoya
2.0 Planning
2.1 Development of Field Sampling Plans (FSP)31/17/2019FSP TemplateMiguel Montoya
3.0 Equipment
3.0 Equipment (pending)n/aMaster Equipment Checklist (pending)Miguel Montoya
4.0 Field Observations
4.1 Probable Source Determination37/29/2020Appendix A
Stakeholder Probable Source(s) Form
Heidi Henderson
Hydrology Protocol210/23/2020Hydrology Protocol Field SheetsJennifer Fullam
5.0 Physical Habitat
5.0 Physical Habitat69/17/2019Habitat Field Sheets
Habitat Field Upload Forms
Equipment Checklist
Charles Dentino
6.0 Sondes & Thermographs
6.1 Sonde Calibration and Maintenance62/5/2021Sonde Calibration WorksheetMiguel Montoya
6.2 Sonde Deployment53/13/2018DO Logger Deployment/Retrieval Form
Conductivity Logger Deployment/Retrieval Form
Sonde Deployment/Retrieval Field Sheet
Stream Field Data Form
Meredith Zeigler and
Miguel Montoya
6.3 Thermographs36/10/2019Thermograph Deployment Form
Thermograph Deployment Checklist
Charles Dentino
6.4 Long-term Deployment Data Logger QA & Upload51/5/2021Long Term Data Management Spreadsheet-Hourly Data
Long Term Data Management Spreadsheet– 15-Minute Data
QA Examples
Miguel Montoya
7.0 Flow
7.0 Flow23/24/2022Flow Field Sheet
Flow Sheet and Calculator
Charles Dentino
8.0 Chemical Sampling
8.1 Chemical Sampling -Equipment Cleaning Procedure 16/25/2022noneCharles Dentino
8.2 Chemical Sampling in Lotic Environments65/2/2022Stream Field Data Form
SLD Submittal Form
Chemical Sampling Checklist
Total Residual Chlorine Data Upload Form
Charles Dentino
8.3 NPDES Wastewater Sampling08/8/2014Wastewater Field Sheets
ISCO Deployment-Retrieval Field Sheets
Susan LucasKamat
9.0 Bacteriological Sampling
9.1 Bacteriological Sampling510/05/2022see SLD Submittal Forms for Bacteria Record Sheet. Bacteria Database Upload – ExampleCharles Dentino
10.0 Nutrient Survey and Sampling (archived)n/aLevel I Nutrient Form
Level II Nutrient Form
Miguel Montoya
11.0 Biological Sampling
11.1 Benthic Macroinvertebrates16/26/2020Field Form – Benthic Macroinvertebrates and PeripytonEliza Montoya
11.2 Periphyton29/1/2014Chlorophyll a Analysis SheetCharles Dentino
11.3 Phytoplankton (see lake sampling)n/a noneCharles Dentino
11.4 Fish Community Sampling14/3/2013Fish Sampling Field Sheet
Fish Collection Checklist (Streams)
Physical Characterization / Water Quality Field Datasheet
Meredith Zeigler
11.5 Fish Consumption
Advisory Program
12/16/2022noneElizabeth Stuffings
12.0 Lake Sampling
12.1 Lake Sampling48/19/2020Lake Field Sheet
Lakes Checklist
Chlorophyll-a Upload Form
Charles Dentino
13.0 Specialized Monitoring
13.1 Probabilistic Monitoring22/1/2022Equipment Checklist
Mail Merge
Elizabeth Stuffings
14.0 File Management
14.2 QAQC File Management (pending)n/anoneMiguel Montoya
15.0 Data Verification and Validation
15.0 Data Verification and Validation Procedures25/28/2020Data Verification & Validation Worksheets
Attachments B1-B4
Miguel Montoya
16.0 SWQB Audits
16.1 Technical System Audit (TSA)13/28/2022TSA Checklist
TSA Checklist (follow up)
Miguel Montoya

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