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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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.

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Geothermal hydrology of Valles Caldera and the southwestern Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

The Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico are volcanic in origin and have a large central caldera known as Valles Caldera. The mountains contain the Valles geothermal system, which was investigated during 1970-82 as a source of geothermal energy. This report describes the geothermal hydrology of the Jemez Mountains and presents...

Trainer, Frank W.; Rogers, Robert J.; Sorey, M.L.
Geothermal hydrology of Valles Caldera and the southwestern Jemez Mountains, New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 2000-4067; Trainer, Frank W.; Rogers, Robert J.; Sorey, M. L.

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Mountain-front recharge along the eastern side of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, central New Mexico

Mountain-front recharge, which generally occurs along the margins of alluvial basins, can be a large part of total recharge to the aquifer system in such basins. Mountain-front recharge occurs as the result of infiltration of flow from streams that have headwaters in the mountainous areas adjacent to alluvial basins and ground- water flow...

Anderholm, Scott K.
Mountain-front recharge along the eastern side of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, central New Mexico; 2000; WRI; 2000-4010; Anderholm, Scott K.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 1999

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...

Rankin, Dale R.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 1999; 2000; OFR; 2000-231; Rankin, Dale R.

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Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1999. Volume 1. The Rio Grande Basin; the Mimbres River Basin; and the Tularosa Valley Basin

Water-resources data for the 1999 water year for New Mexico consist of discharge and 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 168 gaging stations; stage and contents for 26 lakes and reservoirs; water...

Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda
Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1999. Volume 1. The Rio Grande Basin; the Mimbres River Basin; and the Tularosa Valley Basin; 2000; WDR; NM-99-1; Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda

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Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1999. Volume 2. The Arkansas River Basin; the San Juan River Basin; the Gila River Basin; and Ground-Water Wells

Water-resources data for the 1999 water year for New Mexico consist of discharge and 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 168 gaging stations; stage and contents for 26 lakes and reservoirs; water...

Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy M.; Beal, Linda
Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1999. Volume 2. The Arkansas River Basin; the San Juan River Basin; the Gila River Basin; and Ground-Water Wells; 2000; WDR; NM-99-2; Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy M.; Beal, Linda