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.
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.
Know Your Watershed