Restoration and Management


HPWA works in a 1,500 square mile landscape encompassing the Gallinas, Tecolote, Sapello, and lower Mora Watersheds. These headwater watersheds affect vast areas downstream covering the Pecos, Canadian, Arkansas, and Mississippi watersheds. We are all connected – what we do locally affects many others downstream. This section helps to familiarize you with our watersheds.


Know Your Watershed

Water Quality

The protection of water quality in New Mexico is vitally important to the health and well‐being of all New Mexicans and the aquatic life and wildlife that inhabit its waters. The New Mexico Environment Department is responsible for maintaining and improving water quality in surface water (rivers, streams, lakes). Part of that job involves listing bodies of water that have water conditions that do not meet water quality standards.

Story Map for the Gallinas Watershed

This is an Arc GIS storymap, developed with the goal of taking a person on a virtual trip through the Gallinas Watershed, from the Headwaters to the lower Gallinas. Click on the photo to view.
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