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The Cimarron Watershed-Based Plan
USEPA-ACCEPTED Version

Prepared by Joanne Hilton, P.G., in cooperation with the Cimarron Watershed Alliance and the Quivira Coalition

December 2012

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The Cimarron Watershed Alliance (CWA) was formed in 2001 to provide local input on water quality issues in the Cimarron Watershed in northeastern New Mexico. The CWA developed a watershed-based plan (WBP) to address the root causes of impairment that affect designated uses of water  within the watershed.  This version of the WBP expands upon an earlier Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS), and incorporates field data and results from past and current projects that have become available since the original WRAS was prepared. Public involvement was active throughout the development of this WBP, and the CWA guided and reviewed all phases of the planning effort.

This plan includes nine elements of a sound watershed plan identified in EPA guidance. It examines the current condition of the Cimarron watershed and its perennial and intermittent stream reaches, identifies specific causes and sources of compromised condition (impairment), and recommends efforts that can help restore healthy conditions considering the existing ecological and social circumstances. The ultimate goal of the WBP and its implementation is to remove the Cimarron River and its tributaries from the list of impaired waters through improved land management and restoration efforts.

The primary focus of the WBP is to address the root causes of impairment that affect designated uses of water within the watershed. This version of the WBP expands the original WRAS, addresses new guidance directives, and incorporates field data as well as any results from past and current projects that have become available since the original WRAS was prepared. There has been active public involvement throughout the development of this WBP, and the CWA has guided and reviewed all phases of the planning effort.

This WBP will serve as a living document, adding listed impaired stretches of the Cimarron Watershed as updated NMED/SWQB federal Clean Water Act Sections 303(d)-305(b) Integrated Lists become available.

For more information, please contact Abe Franklin at the e-address or phone number provided above.

Abraham Franklin
Program Manager
(505) 827-2793


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USEPA-Accepted WBP 5.7 MB Download the 5.7 MB PDF file today...
USEPA Review Letter 151 KB Download the 151 kb PDF file today...

Other SWQB-Related work on the Cimarron River Watershed:
Bulleted item TMDLs for the Waters of the Valle Vidal WQCC-Approved
- 2011
Bulleted item Canadian River & Tributaries Water Quality Survey Summary - 2006 635 kb Download the 635 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item Water Quality Assessments for Selected New Mexico Lakes including Conchas and Ute Reservoirs, Charette lakes, Lake Alice, and Lake Mayola - 2006 2.1 MB Download the 2.1 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item Valle Vidal Water Quality Survey Summary - 2006 252 kb Download the 252 kb PDF file today...
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2005 Rationale for removal of the Chronic Aluminum TMDL for the Cimarron River (Canadian River to Turkey Creek)

78 kb Download the 78 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL for Metals (Chronic Aluminum) in Cieneguilla Creek
- 2004
572 kb Download the 572 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item Canadian River Tributaries Water Quality Survey Summary- 2001 201 kb Download the 201 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL for Metals (Chronic Aluminum) in Cieneguilla Creek
- 2001
235 kb Download the 235 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDLs For Stream Bottom Deposits In Rayado Creek And Metals (Chronic Aluminum) In The Cimarron River
- 2001
264 kb Download the 264 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL For Temperature On Middle Ponil Creek
- 2001
2.1 MB Download the 2.1 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL For Temperature On Ponil Creek - 2001 1.6 MB Download the 1.6 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL for Turbidity in Middle Ponil and Ponil Creek - 2001 2.2 MB Download the 2.2 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL For Metals (Chronic Aluminum) In Ponil Creek - 2001 2.0 MB Download the 2.0 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL For Temperature On North Ponil Creek Canadian River Basin (Cimarron) - 1999 2.3 MB Download the 2.3 MB PDF file today...
Bulleted item TMDL for Stream Bottom Deposits, Total Phosphorus, and Turbidity in the Canadian River Basin (Cimarron) - 1999 282 kb Download the 282 kb PDF file today...
Bulleted item... The Rio Santa Barbara Watershed-Based Plan (2010)
Bulleted item... Upper Gallinas River Watershed WBP (2012)
Bulleted item... Cimarron Watershed WBP (2012)
Bulleted item... Upper Pecos Watershed-Based Plan (2012)
Bulleted item... Paso del Norte Watershed-Based Plan (2010)
Bulleted item... Rio Nutrias Watershed-Based Plan (2015)
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