Navajo Nation- Arroyo Chico (Rio Puerco)

The Arroyo Chico Sub-basin (HUC 13020205) of the Rio Puerco Watershed is located in McKinley, Sandoval and Grant counties in central New Mexico, and is 1,367 square miles or 874,880 acres. The nearest Navajo Chapter House, Ojo Encino, New Mexico, is approximately 110 miles northwest of Albuquerque, NM.   Land and water management practices have contributed to watershed-wide problems in the area. The Navajo Nation believes that restoring and protecting the ecosystem within the project area will assist in preserving their traditional, cultural and natural resources.