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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Application of nonlinear-regression methods to a ground-water flow model of the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico

This report documents the application of nonlinear-regression methods to a numerical model of ground-water flow in the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico. In the Albuquerque Basin, ground water is the primary source for most water uses. Ground-water withdrawal has steadily increased since the 1940's, resulting in large declines in water levels...

Tiedeman, C.R.; Kernodle, J.M.; McAda, D.P.
Application of nonlinear-regression methods to a ground-water flow model of the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico; 1998; WRI; 98-4172; Tiedeman, C. R.; Kernodle, J. M.; McAda, D. P.

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Surface-water and suspended-sediment inflow and outflow for Nutria Reservoir No 3, Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mexico, March 1994 to September 1995

Surface-water and suspended-sediment inflow to and outflow from Nutria Reservoir No. 3 on the Zuni Indian Reservation, western New Mexico, were calculated. The period of study was March 3, 1994, to September 30, 1995. Total runoff into Nutria Reservoir No. 3 during the study period was 6,812 acre-feet. During the study period,...

Gellis, A.C.
Surface-water and suspended-sediment inflow and outflow for Nutria Reservoir No 3, Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mexico, March 1994 to September 1995; 1998; WRI; 98-4083; Gellis, A. C.

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Description of piezometers installed in the Duranes well field area, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Since 1993, the 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 ground-water/surface-water interactions. Twenty-one piezometers were installed during January...

Thorn, C.R.
Description of piezometers installed in the Duranes well field area, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1998; OFR; 98-415; Thorn, C. R.

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Characterization and evaluation of channel and hillslope erosion on the Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mexico, 1992-95

Like many areas of the southwestern United States, the Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mexico, has high rates of erosion, ranging from 95 to greater than 1,430 cubic meters per square kilometer per year. Erosion on the Zuni Indian Reservation includes channel erosion (arroyo incision and channel widening) and hillslope (sheetwash) erosion....

Gellis, A.C.
Characterization and evaluation of channel and hillslope erosion on the Zuni Indian Reservation, New Mexico, 1992-95; 1998; WRI; 97-4281; Gellis, A. C.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico, period of record through 1997

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 Cenozoic deposits that encompass the structural Rio Grande Rift within the basin. Drinking-water supplies throughout the Albuquerque Basin are obtained solely from ground-water resources. The...

Rankin, D.R.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico, period of record through 1997; 1998; OFR; 98-408; Rankin, D. R.

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Proposed expansion of the City of Albuquerque/U.S. Geological Survey ground-water-level monitoring network for the middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico

The Middle Rio Grande Basin in central New Mexico, extending from Cochiti Lake on the north to San Acacia on the south, covers an area of about 3,060 square miles. Ground-water withdrawals in the basin are concentrated in and around the city of Albuquerque. Because of rapid increases in population and associated ground-water pumpage, a...

Bexfield, L.M.
Proposed expansion of the City of Albuquerque/U.S. Geological Survey ground-water-level monitoring network for the middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico; 1998; OFR; 97-787; Bexfield, L. M.

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Simulation of ground-water flow in the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico, 1901-95, with projections to 2020

The ground-water-flow model of the Albuquerque Basin (Kernodle, J.M., McAda, D.P., and Thorn, C.R., 1995, Simulation of ground-water flow in the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico, with projections to 2020: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4251, 114 p.) was updated to include new information on the...

Kernodle, J.M.
Simulation of ground-water flow in the Albuquerque Basin, central New Mexico, 1901-95, with projections to 2020; 1998; OFR; 96-209; Kernodle, J. M.

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Water-quality data for the Rio Grande between Picacho Bridge near Las Cruces and Calle del Norte Bridge near Mesilla, New Mexico, 1996-97

The City of Las Cruces is concerned about water quality in a reach of the Rio Grande that receives outfall from the City of Las Cruces wastewater-treatment plant. Water-quality samples were collected from the Rio Grande at Picacho Bridge near Las Cruces, New Mexico; from the sampling site at the City of Las Cruces wastewater-treatment...

Huff, G.F.
Water-quality data for the Rio Grande between Picacho Bridge near Las Cruces and Calle del Norte Bridge near Mesilla, New Mexico, 1996-97; 1998; OFR; 98-66; Huff, G. F.

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Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1997

Water resources data for the 1997 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 171 gaging stations; stage and contents for 27 lakes and reservoirs...

Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda
Water Resources Data, New Mexico, Water Year 1997; 1998; WDR; NM-97-1; Ortiz, David; Lange, Kathy; Beal, Linda

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Year Published: 1997

Seismic investigation of the buried horst between the Jornada del Muerto and Mesilla ground-water basins near Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Six seismic reflection profiles were collected in the vicinity of the Jornada Horst between Goat Mountain and Tortugas Mountain (northeast and east of Las Cruces, New Mexico) to delineate more precisely the geometry of the horst and to determine whether large, buried channels have been incised into the top of the horst. The Jornada...

Woodward, D.G.; Myers, R.G.
Seismic investigation of the buried horst between the Jornada del Muerto and Mesilla ground-water basins near Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; 1997; WRI; 97-4147; Woodward, D. G.; Myers, R. G.

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Water-quality assessment of the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas; summary and analysis of water-quality data for the basic-fixed-site network, 1993-95

The Rio Grande Valley study unit of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program collected monthly water- quality samples at a network of surface-water sites from April 1993 through September 1995. This basic-fixed-site network consisted of nine main-stem sites on the Rio Grande, five sites on tributaries of the...

Healy, D.F.
Water-quality assessment of the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas; summary and analysis of water-quality data for the basic-fixed-site network, 1993-95; 1997; WRI; 97-4212; Healy, D. F.

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Concentrations of selected trace elements and other constituents in the Rio Grande and in fish tissue in the vicinity of Albuquerque, New Mexico

The State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Isleta have established surface-water standards for trace elements to control discharges of these contaminants. Before these standards can be meaningfully applied, however, ambient concentrations and loads of trace elements, principally arsenic, need to be determined in the Rio Grande and inflow...

Wilcox, Ralph
Concentrations of selected trace elements and other constituents in the Rio Grande and in fish tissue in the vicinity of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1997; OFR; 97-667; Wilcox, Ralph