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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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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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.

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Description of piezometers installed in the middle Rio Grande basin area, 1997-99, central New Mexico

Since 1993, the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, and particularly in the Albuquerque area, has been the focus of studies to further define the extent of the most productive parts of the aquifer and to gain a better understanding of how ground- water levels are changing over time. The U.S. Geological Survey, in...

Bartolino, J.R.; Rankin, D.R.
Description of piezometers installed in the middle Rio Grande basin area, 1997-99, central New Mexico; 2000; OFR; 2000-477; Bartolino, J. R.; Rankin, D. R.

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Predevelopment water-level map of the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the middle Rio Grande basin between Cochiti Lake and San Acacia, New Mexico

Because of its increasing population and limited water resources, the Middle Rio Grande Basin between Cochiti Lake and San Acacia, New Mexico, has recently become the subject of intense study. In particular, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque has constructed a series of ground-water-...

Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Bexfield, L.M., and Anderholm, S.K., 2000, Predevelopment water-level map of the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the middle Rio Grande basin between Cochiti Lake and San Acacia, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00–4249, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/wri004249.

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Determination of infiltration and percolation rates along a reach of the Santa Fe River near La Bajada, New Mexico

Two methods, one a surface-water method and the second a ground-water method, were used to determine infiltration and percolation rates along a 2.5-kilometer reach of the Santa Fe River near La Bajada, New Mexico. The surface-water method uses streamflow measurements and their differences along a stream reach, streamflow-loss rates,...

Thomas, Carole L.; Stewart, Amy E.; Constantz, Jim E.
Determination of infiltration and percolation rates along a reach of the Santa Fe River near La Bajada, New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 2000-4141; Thomas, Carole L.; Stewart, Amy E.; Constantz, Jim E.

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Results of well-bore flow logging for six water-production wells completed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996-98

Over the last several years, an improved conceptual understanding of the aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, New Mexico, has lead to better knowledge about the location and extent of the aquifer system. This information will aid with the refinement of ground-water simulation and with the location of sites for future water-production...

Thorn, Conde R.
Results of well-bore flow logging for six water-production wells completed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996-98; 2000; WRI; 2000-4157; Thorn, Conde R.

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Deposition and chemistry of bottom sediments in Cochiti Lake, north-central New Mexico

Bottom sediments were sampled at seven sites in Cochiti Lake in September 1996. Sediment cores penetrating the entire lacustrine sediment sequence were collected at one site near the dam. Surficial sediments were sampled at the near-dam site and six other sites located along the length of the reservoir. Analyses included grain size,...

Wilson, Jennifer T.; Van Metre, Peter C.
Deposition and chemistry of bottom sediments in Cochiti Lake, north-central New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 99-4258; Wilson, Jennifer T.; Van Metre, Peter C.

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Electromagnetic surveys to detect clay-rich sediment in the Rio Grande inner valley, Albuquerque area, New Mexico

Information on the presence of clay-rich layers in the inner-valley alluvium is essential for quantifying the amount of water transmitted between the Rio Grande and the Santa Fe Group aquifer system. This report describes a study that used electromagnetic surveys to provide this information. In the first phase of the study, electromagnetic...

Bartolino, James R.; Sterling, Joseph M.
Electromagnetic surveys to detect clay-rich sediment in the Rio Grande inner valley, Albuquerque area, New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 2000-4003; Bartolino, James R.; Sterling, Joseph M.