Surface Water Quality Bureau
Annual reports to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide an overview of nonpoint source (NPS) management related activities conducted in New Mexico throughout the previous year by the Watershed Protection Section (WPS) of the Surface Water Quality Bureau. The reports present the state’s progress in meeting the milestones outlined in the goals and objectives of the New Mexico NPS Management Program, and provide information on reductions in nonpoint source pollutant loading and improvements to water quality of New Mexico watersheds as required under Section (§) 319(h)(11) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The majority of funding for projects listed in these reports are provided by §319(h) grants awarded to NMED by the EPA. Additional activities included are projects implemented by the WPS Wetlands Program, CWA §401 activities, N.M. Mining Act activities, and NPS projects implemented by other natural resource agencies outside of NMED.