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File PDF document Reconnecting the Pecos River
During the early part of the 20th century, the Pecos River had been channelized to create ponds that would attract waterfowl. Barricaded behind a wall of invasive salt cedar, the Pecos had also become disconnected from the plains through which it flows.
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File PDF document What's New for River Restoration in NM?
The River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative Reports on developments in river restoration in New Mexico.
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File PDF document Hanging in the Balance: Why Our Rivers Need Water and Why We Need Healthy Rivers (Audobon NM)
In June, Audubon New Mexico completed a reader-friendly brochure on environmental flows restoration. Titled "Hanging in the Balance: Why our rivers need water and why we need healthy rivers," it includes information on environmental flows, the economic benefits of health rivers to New Mexico, and an overview on a recent EPA-funded study about which rivers in the state are most in need of environmental flows restoration. The brochure also details two collaborative projects currently underway as well as recommendations for restoring elements of natural flow patterns to New Mexico's rivers.
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The purpose of this guide is to provide a general foundation for the reader in several interrelated disciplines for the purpose of enabling him/her to characterize and quantify the water needs of riparian and wetland vegetation. Topics discussed are wetland and riparian classification, characteristics and ecology, surface and groundwater hydrology, plant physiology and population and community ecology, and techniques for linking attributes of vegetation to patterns of surface and groundwater and soil moisture. Rocky Mountain Research Station Online Publication.
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WaterSense recently announced its intent to modify its specifications for certification programs for irrigation professionals and the WaterSense irrigation professional partnership. The notification of intent outlines EPA's evaluation of the benefits and challenges associated with the existing irrigation partnership program, its experience in running the certification program, and its desire to expand the program's scope to attain additional water savings. The outlined intended revisions are two-fold: development of a consolidated and common set of general requirements that will apply to all professional certifying organizations and removal of the individual irrigation partnership designation to allow the benefits of partnership to extend to all professionals certified by WaterSense labeled programs. WaterSense is soliciting input from stakeholders who would like to provide comment on the Agency's proposal.
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This final report discusses the development of a database of freshwater biological traits. The database combines several existing traits databases into an online format. The database is also augmented with additional traits that are relevant to detecting climate change-related effects, especially traits related to temperature tolerances and flow.
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File PDF document Red River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Press Release
The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) is inviting the public to comment on the draft “total maximum daily load” (TMDL) withdrawal document for the Red River (Rio Grande to Placer Creek). A TMDL is a planning document that establishes specific goals to meet water quality standards in waterbodies where pollutant limits are exceeded.
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File Restoration of the Pecos River at Bitter Lake NWR
This project demonstrates how river ecosystem improvements can be accomplished within the reality of a very limited water supply. The Pecos River is both a natural and historic legacy. It is our hope that current and future generations will be able to enjoy and learn from the restored Pecos River at Bitter Lake NWR, a window into the areas' rich history.
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Bureau of Reclamation, NM Interstate Stream Commission begin planning phase for NM Unit of Central Arizona Project
public notice re: 8 upcoming scoping meetings starting July 12, 2018. Comments due July 20.
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Advocates discuss protecting streams and restoring rivers
Titled “From Mountaintop to River Bottom: Teaming up for Healthy Watersheds,” the forum’s speakers focused on collaboration among agencies and citizens—and the need to look upstream when thinking about watershed restoration. Speakers hit on issues including the effect of forest thinning projects on downstream waters, restoration in the Valles Caldera National Preserve and restoration projects in the Middle Rio Grande.
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