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: 2015

Assessment of statewide annual streamflow in New Mexico, 1985-2013

In 2014, the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute began a statewide assessment of the water resources of New Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, addressed the streamflow component of the assessment by examining streamgage data for major river basins and streams in New...

Affinati, Joseph Anthony; Myers, Nathan C.
Affinati, J.A., and Myers, N.C., 2015, Assessment of statewide annual streamflow in New Mexico, 1985–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5082, 65 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155082.

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Hydrologic data from wells at or in the vicinity of the San Juan coal mine, San Juan County, New Mexico

In 2010, in cooperation with the Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) of the State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initiated a 4-year assessment of hydrologic conditions at the San Juan coal mine (SJCM), located about 14 miles west-northwest of the city of Farmington, San Juan County...

Stewart, Anne M.; Thomas, Nicole
Stewart, A.M., and Thomas, Nicole, 2015, Hydrologic data from wells at or in the vicinity of the San Juan Coal Mine, San Juan County, New Mexico, 1973–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 933, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds933.

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Summary of urban stormwater quality in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003-12

Urban stormwater in the Albuquerque metropolitan area was sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the University of New Mexico. Stormwater was sampled from a network of monitoring stations from...

Storms, Erik F.; Oelsner, Gretchen P.; Locke, Evan A.; Stevens, Michael R.; Romero, Orlando C.
Storms, E.F., Oelsner, G.P., Locke, E.A., Stevens, M.R., and Romero, O.C., 2015, Summary of urban stormwater quality in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5006, 48 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155006.

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U.S. Geological Survey water-resources programs in New Mexico, FY 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has collected hydrologic information in New Mexico since 1889, beginning with the first USGS streamflow-gaging station in the Nation, located on the Rio Grande near Embudo, New Mexico. Water-resources information provided by the USGS is used by many government agencies for issuing flood warnings to protect lives...

Mau, David P.

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Year Published: 2014

Seepage investigation on the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, 2012

A seepage investigation was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, along an approximately 106-mile reach of the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, during June 26–28, 2012, to determine gain or loss of streamflow due to seepage to or from...

Gunn, Mark A.; Roark, D. Michael
Gunn, M.A., and Roark, D.M., 2014, Seepage investigation on the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5197, 17 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145197.

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Estimates of groundwater recharge rates and sources in the East Mountain area, Eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 2005-12

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bernalillo County Public Works Division, has conducted a monitoring program in the East Mountain area of eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, since 2000 to better define the hydrogeologic characteristics of the East Mountain area and to provide scientific information that will assist in the...

Rice, Steven E.; Crilley, Dianna M.
Rice, S.E., and Crilley, D.M., 2014, Estimates of groundwater recharge rates and sources in the East Mountain area, Eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 2005–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5181, 24 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145181.

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Water quality, discharge, and groundwater levels in the Palomas, Mesilla, and Hueco Basins in New Mexico and Texas from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to Fort Quitman, Texas, 1889-2013

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Environment Department, compiled data from various sources to develop a dataset that can be used to conduct an assessment of the total dissolved solids in surface water and groundwater of the Palomas, Mesilla, and Hueco Basins in New Mexico and Texas, from below Caballo Reservoir, N....

McKean, Sarah E.; Matherne, Anne Marie; Thomas, Nicole
McKean, S.E., Matherne, A.M., and Thomas, Nicole, 2014, Water quality, discharge, and groundwater levels in the Palomas, Mesilla, and Hueco Basins in New Mexico and Texas from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to Fort Quitman, Texas, 1889–2013: U.S Geological Survey Data Series 884, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds884.

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Water chemistry, seepage investigation, streamflow, reservoir storage, and annual availability of water for the San Juan-Chama Project, northern New Mexico, 1942-2010

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority supplements the municipal water supply for the Albuquerque metropolitan area, in central New Mexico, with surface water diverted from the Rio Grande. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, undertook this study in which...

McKean, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Water chemistry, seepage investigation, streamflow, reservoir storage, and annual availability of water for the San Juan-Chama Project, northern New Mexico, 1942-2010; 2014; SIR; 2014-5155; McKean, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.

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Year Published: 2014

Potential postwildfire debris-flow hazards: a prewildfire evaluation for the Sandia and Manzano Mountains and surrounding areas, central New Mexico

Wildfire can drastically increase the probability of debris flows, a potentially hazardous and destructive form of mass wasting, in landscapes that have otherwise been stable throughout recent history. Although there is no way to know the exact location, extent, and severity of wildfire, or the subsequent rainfall intensity and duration before it...

Tillery, Anne C.; Haas, Jessica R.; Miller, Lara W.; Scott, Joe H.; Thompson, Matthew P.
Potential postwildfire debris-flow hazards: a prewildfire evaluation for the Sandia and Manzano Mountains and surrounding areas, central New Mexico; 2014; SIR; 2014-5161; Tillery, Anne C.; Haas, Jessica R.; Miller, Lara W.; Scott, Joe H.; Thompson, Matthew P.

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Hydrogeology, water resources, and water budget of the upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 2010

The upper Rio Hondo Basin occupies a drainage area of 585 square miles in south-central New Mexico and comprises three general hydrogeologic terranes: the higher elevation “Mountain Block,” the “Central Basin” piedmont area, and the lower elevation “Hondo Slope.” As many as 12 hydrostratigraphic units serve as aquifers locally and form a...

Darr, Michael J.; McCoy, Kurt J.; Rattray, Gordon W.; Durall, Roger A.
Hydrogeology, water resources, and water budget of the upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 2010; 2014; SIR; 2014-5153; Darr, Michael J.; Rattray, Gordon W.; McCoy, Kurt J.; Durall, Roger A.

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Effects of seasonal operation on the quality of water produced by public-supply wells

Seasonal variability in groundwater pumping is common in many places, but resulting effects of seasonal pumping stress on the quality of water produced by public-supply wells are not thoroughly understood. Analysis of historical water-quality samples from public-supply wells completed in deep basin-fill aquifers in Modesto, California (134 wells)...

Bexfield, Laura M.; Jurgens, Bryant C.
Bexfield, L.M., and Jurgens, B.C., 2014, Effects of Seasonal Operation on the Quality of Water Produced by Public-Supply Wells: Groundwater, v. 52, issue 52, p. 10-24

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2013

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

Beman, Joseph E.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2013; 2014; DS; 873; Beman, Joseph E.