Madrid Stormwater & Erosion Safety Project

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In 2019, the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program will begin developing alternatives for addressing multiple adverse effects of historic coal mining practices in Madrid, New Mexico. This work will be based on the Madrid Mining Landscape community outreach effort, and preliminary design concepts developed in 2013.

Proposed Project Areas and Objectives

A scope of work for the Madrid Stormwater & Erosion Safety Project was developed in the Spring and Summer of 2018, and includes three main 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 working with property owners to obtain Rights of Entry on private land within the project footprint, followed by environmental, cultural, and engineering inventories and surveys in 2019.

 

 

Project Manager

Jacob Pederson

(505) 476-3450

jacob.pederson@state.nm.us

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