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National Irrigation Water Quality Program Projects—
Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico
LocationThe Middle Rio Grande Project and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge are located in New Mexico. (Detail map pdf)
StatusAfter review of the studies conducted at this Project, the data indicate that most potentially toxic chemicals were within acceptable limits established for drinking-water supplies and wildlife use. The NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.
Phases 2 and 3 DataChemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 52 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 204 KB .xls File
ASCII - 9 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 50 KB .xls File
ASCII - 19 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 68 KB .xls File
ASCII - 8 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 34 KB .xls File
DocumentsOng, K., O'Brien, T.F., and Rucker, M.D., 1992, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Middle Rio Grande and Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico 1988-89: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4036, 113 p.
Pridgeon, B.H., 1986, An overview of irrigation water-quality in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, in Summers, J.B., And Anderson, S.S. eds., Toxic substances in agricultural water supply and drainage: Proceedings from Regional meeting of US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, October 22-24, 1986, Phoenix, Arizona, p. 259-265.