New Mexico Multi-Hazard Risk Portfolio

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The New Mexico Multi-Hazard Risk Portfolio (MHRP) provides a statewide, watershed based assessment of natural hazard risk for all 85 watersheds that intersect New Mexico. Pending the availability of funds, the MHRP will add risk factors for an additional hazard each year to address the needs outlined in the New Mexico Statewide Hazard Mitigation Plan. As the costliest and most damaging disaster category in New Mexico, the first version of the MHRP focuses on flood risk. Flooding impacts all communities within New Mexico and can be caused by riverine flooding, high intensity monsoon rains, rain on snow events, ice dams, sheet flow over flat surfaces, or even dam failures. Funding for watershed based wildfire risk assessment has been approved for federal fiscal year 2016 with an anticipated update to the MHRP in September 2016. Interactive maps for the data collected and presented in the MHRP are available at:

The Earth Data Analysis Center would like to acknowledge Ryan McDaniel with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security for his guidance in producing this Multi-Hazard Risk Portfolio. The Idaho Flood and Seismic Risk Portfolio, which inspired this project, is available online at http://bhs.idaho.gov/Pages/Plans/RiskMap/IFSRP_Final_2012.pdf Numerous state, federal, and local partners provided valuable data, insight, and support in order to complete this project. The Earth Data Analysis Center would like to especially mention the contributions of the New Mexico Silver Jackets members including the NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, The US Army Corp of Engineers Albuquerque District, The National Weather Service Albuquerque Office, The NM State Forestry Department, FEMA Region VI, and The Nature Conservancy. Many local officials took time out of their schedule to complete our Flood Risk Survey. Those individuals and their communities are listed in the Acknowledgements section of this report. This project was supported financially by FEMA Region VI as part of the Cooperating Technical Partnership (CTP) through the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program.