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Water-sport enthusiasts are being put on notice that their conduct is going to be scrutinized this summer at Navajo Lake in an effort to avoid water-related deaths. “There are too many water-related fatalities,” Robert Hedges, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 23 Navajo Lake in Arboles, said Sunday.
Winter storms have started dropping snow in northern New Mexico's parched San Juan County but significantly more snowfall is needed to relieve drought conditions. The Farmington Daily Times reports that the water level behind Navajo Dam was 57 percent of capacity as of Dec. 26. Hydrologic engineer Susan Behery of the U.S.
Concerns about mercury contamination in fish have prompted various agencies to take action toward better understanding the problem. The Southwestern Water Conservation District and the U.S. Geological Survey have scheduled a meeting next month to lay the foundation for a study.
Preliminary tests show invasive mussels may have arrived in El Vado and Navajo reservoirs in northern New Mexico. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Mary Perea Carlson tells the Albuquerque Journal that lab samples collected in October show signs of either quagga or zebra mussels.
Due to the State of New Mexico’s budget constraints, the Bureau of Reclamation (Western Colorado Area Office) is currently working with New Mexico State Parks to provide financial assistance to implement an Aquatic and Invasive Species (AIS) Program for boat inspections, decontamination, and public education at the Pine River and Sims Mesa boat ramps at Navajo Lake State Park.
The Bureau of Land Management has put 26 boulders in the San Juan River near Navajo Dam to improve fishing conditions. The work was done last week across a 200-yard stretch known as the Trucha Rosilla day-use area, about five miles below the northwestern New Mexico dam and beyond the boundary of the San Juan River's designated quality waters.
Spring runoff is expected to be below average in New Mexico's two major river systems this spring, according to National Weather Service forecasts. The Rio Grande is expected to see only 91 percent of average runoff into Elephant Butte Reservoir north of Truth or Consequences, according to Ed Polasko of the NWS.
Declining river flows in the San Juan Basin are leading the Bureau of Reclamation to increase water releases from Navajo Reservoir to 800 cubic feet per second.
Colorado boats face mandatory inspections this year to help combat the spread of zebra mussels. The inspections are scheduled to begin in March at Lake Pueblo and expand to Navajo, Cherry Creek, Chatfield and John Martin state parks this spring.
High levels of mercury are falling in the San Juan Mountains, according to early results from a study. The Mountain Studies Institute reported the finding in its December newsletter. Mercury is a poisonous substance that comes from a variety of sources, including coal power plants.