New Mexico Water Science Center

Publications

This list of New Mexico Water Science Center publications spans from 1961 to the present. It includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists.

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Year Published: 2002

Spatial patterns and temporal variability in water quality from City of Albuquerque drinking-water supply wells and piezometer nests, with implications for the ground-water flow system

Water-quality data for 93 City of Albuquerque drinking-water supply wells, 7 deep piezometer nests, and selected additional wells were examined to improve understanding of the regional ground-water system and its response to pumpage. Plots of median values of several major parameters showed discernible water-quality differences both...

Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Spatial patterns and temporal variability in water quality from City of Albuquerque drinking-water supply wells and piezometer nests, with implications for the ground-water flow system; 2002; WRI; 2001-4244; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.

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Analysis of the magnitude and frequency of the 4-day annual low flow and regression equations for estimating the 4-day, 3-year low-flow frequency at ungaged sites on unregulated streams in New Mexico

Two regression equations were developed for estimating the 4-day, 3-year (4Q3) low-flow frequency at ungaged sites on unregulated streams in New Mexico. The first, a statewide equation for estimating the 4Q3 low-flow frequency from drainage area and average basin mean winter precipitation, was developed from the data for 50 streamflow-gaging...

Waltemeyer, Scott D.
Waltemeyer, S.D., 2002,Analysis of the magnitude and frequency of the 4-day annual low flow and regression equations for estimating the 4-day, 3-year low-flow frequency at ungaged sites on unregulated streams in New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01–4271, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/wri014271.

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Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin

The Middle Rio Grande Basin, as defined for this study, is the area within the Rio Grande Valley extending from about Cochiti Lake downstream to about San Acacia. It covers approximately 3,060 square miles in central New Mexico, encompassing parts of Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, Valencia, Socorro, Torrance, and Cibola Counties and includes a...

Bartolino, James R.; Cole, J.C.; Hester, D.J.
Bartolino, J.R., Cole, J.C., Hester, D.J., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 088–02, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs08802.

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Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 2001

Water-resources data for the 2001 water year for New Mexico consist of records of discharge and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality in wells and springs. This report contains discharge records for 173 gaging stations; stage and contents for 24 lakes and reservoirs...

Byrd, Dave; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda
Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 2001; 2002; WDR; NM-01-1; Byrd, Dave; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda

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Relations for estimating unit-hydrograph parameters in New Mexico

Data collected from 20 U.S. Geological Survey streamflow-gaging stations, most of which were operated in New Mexico between about 1969 and 1977, were used to define hydrograph characteristics for small New Mexico streams. Drainage areas for the gaging stations ranged from 0.23 to 18.2 square miles. Observed values for the hydrograph...

Waltemeyer, Scott D.
Relations for estimating unit-hydrograph parameters in New Mexico; 2001; WRI; 2001-4154; Waltemeyer, Scott D.

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Analytical results of a long-term aquifer test conducted near the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a section on piezometric-extensometric test results

The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is interested in gaining a better understanding, both quantitative and qualitative, of the aquifer system in and around Albuquerque. Currently (2000), the City of Albuquerque and surrounding municipalities are completely dependent on ground-water reserves for their municipal water supply. This report...

Thorn, Conde R.; Heywood, Charles E.
Analytical results of a long-term aquifer test conducted near the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a section on piezometric-extensometric test results; 2001; WRI; 2000-4291; Thorn, Conde R.; Heywood, Charles E.

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Simulation of a long-term aquifer test conducted near the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A long-term aquifer test was conducted near the Rio Grande in Albuquerque during January and February 1995 using 22 wells and piezometers at nine sites, with the City of Albuquerque Griegos 1 production well as the pumped well. Griegos 1 discharge averaged about 2,330 gallons per minute for 54.4 days. A three-dimensional finite-...

McAda, Douglas P.
Simulation of a long-term aquifer test conducted near the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 2001; WRI; 99-4260; McAda, Douglas P.

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Estimates of mountain-front streamflow available for potential recharge to the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico

Streamflow in the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico, infiltrates into alluvial-basin aquifers at or near mountain fronts. Streamflow at or near mountain fronts is a substantial component of potential recharge to these aquifers. Streamflow response from precipitation differs substantially between the streams draining the Sacramento Mountains on...

Waltemeyer, Scott D.
Estimates of mountain-front streamflow available for potential recharge to the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico; 2001; WRI; 2001-4013; Waltemeyer, Scott D.

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Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 2000

Water-resources data for the 2000 water year for New Mexico consist of records of discharge and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality in wells and springs. This report contains discharge records for 185 gaging stations; stage and contents for 26 lakes and reservoirs...

Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda
Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 2000; 2001; WDR; NM-00-1; Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 2000

The Albuquerque Basin, located in central New Mexico, is about 100 miles long and 25 to 40 miles wide. The basin is defined as the extent of consolidated and unconsolidated deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age that encompass the structural Rio Grande Rift within the basin. Drinking-water supplies throughout the Albuquerque Basin are...

DeWees, Ralph K.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 2000; 2001; OFR; 2001-184; DeWees, Ralph K.

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Year Published: 2000

Water-quality and ground-water-level trends, 1990-99, and data collected from 1995 through 1999, East Mountain area, Bernalillo County, central New Mexico

Bernalillo County officials recognize the importance of monitoring water quality and ground-water levels in rapidly developing areas. For this reason, water-quality and ground-water- level data were collected from 87 wells, 3 springs, and the Ojo Grande Acequia in the east mountain area of Bernalillo County between January 1990 and June...

Rankin, D.R.
Water-quality and ground-water-level trends, 1990-99, and data collected from 1995 through 1999, East Mountain area, Bernalillo County, central New Mexico; 2000; OFR; 2000-476; Rankin, D. R.

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Use of air-pressurized slug tests to estimate hydraulic conductivity at selected piezometers completed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Albuquerque area, New Mexico

The City of Albuquerque Public Works Department, Water Resources Management (City), is interested in quantifying aquifer hydraulic properties in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area to better understand and manage water resources in the Middle Rio Grande Basin. In 1998, the City and the U.S. Geological Survey entered into a cooperative...

Thomas, Carole L.; Thorn, Conde R.
Use of air-pressurized slug tests to estimate hydraulic conductivity at selected piezometers completed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Albuquerque area, New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 2000-4253; Thomas, Carole L.; Thorn, Conde R.