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NIWQP Project/Study Area—
Vermejo Project, New Mexico
LocationThe study area is located in Colfax county in northeastern New Mexico near the village of Maxwell. (Detail map)
StatusAccording to the data collection findings, concentrations of inorganic analytes were generally within established guidelines or expected concentrations for water, sediment, and biota. Irrigation-return flows were found to be unrelated to adverse effects in biota. The NIWQP will no longer be involved at this location.
Phases 2 and 3 DataChemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 9 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 41 KB .xls File
ASCII - 9 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 51 KB .xls File
ASCII - 13 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 57 KB .xls File
DocumentsBartolino, J.R., Garrabrant, L.A., Wilson, M., and Lusk, J.D., 1996, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Vermejo Project area and the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, Colfax County, Northeastern New Mexico, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4157, 89 p.