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State Enacts Formal Water Protections for 125.9 Miles of Northern New Mexico Streams


The Water Quality Control Commission officially designated 125.9 miles of Northern New Mexico rivers as Outstanding National Resource Waters based on their recreational, ecological, and cultural significance

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) of the Economic Development Department (EDD) joins a diverse coalition, including Tribal leaders, local governments, farmers, acequia members, outdoor recreationists, and water conservation groups, to celebrate the Water Quality Control Commission’s (WQCC) decision today to protect significant portions of six streams with Outstanding National Resource Waters (ONRW) designations. The protected waters include segments of the Rio Grande, Rio Hondo, Lake Fork, East Fork Jemez River, San Antonio Creek, and Redondo Creek.

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