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Watershed Based Planning

Watershed-Based Plans (WBPs) are developed and implemented to address impaired waters in New Mexico.  Where the WBP is designed to implement a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), nine elements help provide reasonable assurance that the projects become successful over time.  All EPA-accepted WBPs have met the nine elements in the Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories.

Also, see the current list of watershed planning groups in New Mexico.

NEW!! Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for Watershed-Based Planning

EPA-Accepted Watershed Based Plans
These WBP documents were reviewed by EPA and determined to meet the nine planning elements.
  Draft Watershed Based Plans
These Draft WBP documents are still in development, having not yet attained all nine planning elements.
  Watershed Restoration Action Strategies
These WRAS documents were developed prior to the nine elements of the WBP that have been incorporated into the New Mexico Nonpoint Source Management Plan since 2009.  These archival plans generally lack the quantitative elements required of WBPs, but many of them still provide useful background information for future planning.
  Wetland Action Plans
These Wetland Action Plans (WAPs) are designed to specifically address wetlands and riparian resources within the boundary of a specific watershed. SWQB facilitates watershed groups throughout the State to develop WAPs as an additional component of their WBP.
  Resources for developing Watershed Based Plans
For more information on getting started, how-to guides and much more about completing a successful WBP.


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