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: 2011

Postwildfire preliminary debris flow hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in north-central New Mexico

The Las Conchas Fire during the summer of 2011 was the largest in recorded history for the state of New Mexico, burning 634 square kilometers in the Jemez Mountains of north-central New Mexico. The burned landscape is now at risk of damage from postwildfire erosion, such as that caused by debris flows and flash floods. This report presents a...

Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.
Postwildfire preliminary debris flow hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in north-central New Mexico; 2011; OFR; 2011-1308; Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.

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Postwildfire debris flows hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Track Fire, northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado

In June 2011, the Track Fire burned 113 square kilometers in Colfax County, northeastern New Mexico, and Las Animas County, southeastern Colorado, including the upper watersheds of Chicorica and Raton Creeks. The burned landscape is now at risk of damage from postwildfire erosion, such as that caused by debris flows and flash floods. This report...

Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.
Postwildfire debris flows hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Track Fire, northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado; 2011; OFR; 2011-1257; Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.

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Selected investigations and statistical summary of surface-water quality in the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama, north-central New Mexico, during water years 1985-2007

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) is supplementing the municipal water supply for Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the surrounding area with water diverted from the Rio Grande. The distribution of surface water for municipal supply has raised questions about the quality of water in the Rio Grande and the possibility of...

Falk, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Engdahl, Nicholas B.
Selected investigations and statistical summary of surface-water quality in the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama, north-central New Mexico, during water years 1985-2007; 2011; DS; 629; Falk, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Engdahl, Nicholas B.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2010

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, 2010; 2011; DS; 623; Beman, Joseph E.

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Estimated 2008 groundwater potentiometric surface and predevelopment to 2008 water-level change in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico

The water-supply requirements of the Albuquerque metropolitan area of central New Mexico have historically been met almost exclusively by groundwater withdrawal from the Santa Fe Group aquifer system. Previous studies have indicated that the large quantity of groundwater withdrawal relative to recharge has resulted in water-level declines in the...

Falk, Sarah E.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Estimated 2008 groundwater potentiometric surface and predevelopment to 2008 water-level change in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico; 2011; SIM; 3162; Falk, Sarah E.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.

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Estimates of mean-annual streamflow and flow loss for ephemeral channels in the Salt Basin, southeastern New Mexico, 2009

Tillery, Anne
Estimates of mean-annual streamflow and flow loss for ephemeral channels in the Salt Basin, southeastern New Mexico, 2009; 2011; SIR; 2011-5062; Tillery, Anne

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Effects of natural and human factors on groundwater quality of basin-fill aquifers in the southwestern United States-conceptual models for selected contaminants

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, the Southwest Principal Aquifers (SWPA) study is building a better understanding of the factors that affect water quality in basin-fill aquifers in the Southwestern United States. The SWPA study area includes four principal aquifers of the United States: the...

Bexfield, Laura M.; Thiros, Susan A.; Anning, David W.; Huntington, Jena M.; McKinney, Tim S.
Effects of natural and human factors on groundwater quality of basin-fill aquifers in the southwestern United States-conceptual models for selected contaminants; 2011; SIR; 2011-5020; Bexfield, Laura M.; Thiros, Susan A.; Anning, David W.; Huntington, Jena M.; McKinney, Tim S.

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Year Published: 2010

Conceptual understanding and groundwater quality of selected basin-fill aquifers in the Southwestern United States

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program of the U.S. Geological Survey has been conducting a regional analysis of water quality in the principal aquifer systems in the southwestern United States (hereinafter, “Southwest”) since 2005. Part of the NAWQA Program, the objective of the Southwest Principal Aquifers (SWPA) study is to...

Thiros, Susan A.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anning, David W.; Huntington, Jena M.
Conceptual understanding and groundwater quality of selected basin-fill aquifers in the Southwestern United States; 2010; PP; 1781; Thiros, Susan A.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anning, David W.; Huntington, Jena M.

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Groundwater resources of the East Mountain area, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties, New Mexico, 2005

The groundwater resources of about 400 square miles of the East Mountain area of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties in central New Mexico were evaluated by using groundwater levels and water-quality analyses, and updated geologic mapping. Substantial development in the study area (population increased by 11,000, or 50 percent,...

Bartolino, James R.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Myers, Nathan C.
Groundwater resources of the East Mountain area, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties, New Mexico, 2005; 2010; SIR; 2009-5204; Bartolino, James R.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Myers, Nathan C.

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Hydrology of Eagle Creek Basin and effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow, 1969-2009

Urban and resort development and drought conditions have placed increasing demands on the surface-water and groundwater resources of the Eagle Creek Basin, in southcentral New Mexico. The Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, obtains 60-70 percent of its water from the Eagle Creek Basin. The village drilled four production wells on Forest Service land...

Matherne, Anne Marie; Myers, Nathan C.; McCoy, Kurt J.
Hydrology of Eagle Creek Basin and effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow, 1969-2009; 2010; SIR; 2010-5205; Matherne, Anne Marie; Myers, Nathan C.; McCoy, Kurt J.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2009

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 basin were obtained solely from...

Beman, Joseph E.; Torres, Leeanna T.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2009; 2010; OFR; 2010-1228; Beman, Joseph E.; Torres, Leeanna T.

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Assessing Groundwater Availability in the High Plains Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming

The U.S. Geological Survey's Groundwater Resources Program is conducting an assessment of groundwater availability to gain a clearer understanding of the status of the Nation's groundwater resources and the natural and human factors that can affect those resources. The goals of this national effort are to define the current status and improve...

Qi, Sharon L.; Christenson, Scott
Assessing Groundwater Availability in the High Plains Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming; 2010; FS; 2010-3008; Qi, Sharon L.; Christenson, Scott