Madrid Stormwater & Erosion Safety Project

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The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program is currently developing alternatives for addressing multiple adverse effects of historic coal mining practices in Madrid, New Mexico. This work is based on the Madrid Mining Landscape community outreach effort and preliminary design concepts developed in 2013, and is being carried out in partnership with Santa Fe County, the Madrid Landowners Association, and the Madrid Water Cooperative.

2019 Madrid Stormwater & Erosion Safety Project Activities

Proposed Project Areas and Objectives
In 2018 AML and project partners developed specific goals that will guide alternative actions for three general project areas:

Icehouse Area
  • Reduce flooding and coal waste sedimentation in homes, businesses, and roads
  • Increase water retention and infiltration on east slope near concentrated coal waste areas
  • Reduce long-term maintenance costs of stormwater systems
  • Address emergency vehicle access in east Madrid during large storm events
  • Address flooding at the low point on Highway 14 and assist conveyance of stormwater past private properties to Madrid Arroyo
  • Ensure safe and sustainable conveyance of stormwater into the Madrid Arroyo
Firehouse Area
  • Reduce coal waste movement downhill toward Firehouse Lane
  • Increase water retention and infiltration on east slope near concentrated coal waste areas
  • Reduce stormwater flows from Firehouse Lane toward commercial properties to the north
Water Tank Area
  • Improve security and reliability of stored water that supplies Madrid’s fire hydrants

What's Next
AML is currently preparing for cultural and natural resources project surveys and initial engineering field visits, followed by in-depth project design throughout 2019.

Project Manager
Jacob Pederson
(505) 476-3450
jacob.pederson@state.nm.us

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