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.

Filter Total Items: 263
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Year Published: 2008

Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water-Quality Investigation 22 - Ground-Water Budget for the Straight Creek Drainage Basin, Red River Valley, New Mexico

In April 2001, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) began a cooperative study to infer the pre-mining ground-water chemistry at the Molycorp molybdenum mine site in the Red River Valley. The Molycorp mine has been in operation since the 1920s. Because ground-water conditions prior to mining are not...

McAda, Douglas P.; Naus, Cheryl A.
Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water-Quality Investigation 22 - Ground-Water Budget for the Straight Creek Drainage Basin, Red River Valley, New Mexico; 2008; SIR; 2007-5149; McAda, Douglas P.; Naus, Cheryl A.

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Year Published: 2007

Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2006

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 are currently (2007)...

Beman, Joseph E.
Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2006; 2007; OFR; 2007-1273; Beman, Joseph E.

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Year Published: 2006

Knowledge and Understanding of the Hydrogeology of the Salt Basin in South-Central New Mexico and Future Study Needs

The Salt Basin covers about 2,400 square miles of south-central New Mexico and extends across the State line into Texas. As much as 57 million acre-feet of ground water may be stored within the New Mexico part of the Salt Basin of which 15 million acre-feet are potentially potable and recoverable. Recent work suggests that the volume of ground...

Huff, G.F.; Chace, D.A.
Knowledge and Understanding of the Hydrogeology of the Salt Basin in South-Central New Mexico and Future Study Needs; 2006; OFR; 2006-1358; Huff, G. F.; Chace, D. A.

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Year Published: 2006

Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through 2004

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 obtained...

DeWees, R.K.
Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through 2004; 2006; OFR; 2006-1281; DeWees, R. K.

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Year Published: 2006

Aquifer-test data for wells H-1, H-2A, H-2B, H-2C, and H-3 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico

A series of aquifer tests was performed by the U.S. Geological Survey on geologic units of Permian age at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site between February 1979 and July 1980 in wells H-1, H-2 complex (H-2A, H-2B, and H-2C), and H-3. The tested geologic units included the Magenta Dolomite and Culebra Dolomite Members of the Rustler Formation,...

Huff, G.F.; Gregory, Angela
Aquifer-test data for wells H-1, H-2A, H-2B, H-2C, and H-3 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico; 2006; OFR; 2006-1129; Huff, G. F.; Gregory, Angela

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Year Published: 2006

Effects of roads and well pads on erosion in the Largo Canyon watershed, New Mexico, 2001-02

Largo Canyon, located in the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico, is one of the longest dry washes in the world. Oil and gas production in the San Juan Basin, which began in the 1940's, required the development of an extensive network of dirt roads to service the oil and gas wells in the Navajo Reservoir area. Presently, there are about...

Matherne, Anne Marie
Effects of roads and well pads on erosion in the Largo Canyon watershed, New Mexico, 2001-02; 2006; SIR; 2006-5039; Matherne, Anne Marie

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Year Published: 2006

Rainfall, runoff, and water-quality data for the urban storm-water program in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metropolitan area, water year 2004

Urbanization has dramatically increased precipitation runoff to the system of drainage channels and natural stream channels in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metropolitan area. Rainfall and runoff data are important for planning and designing future storm-water conveyance channels in newly developing areas. Storm-water quality also is monitored in...

Kelly, Todd; Romero, Orlando; Jimenez, Mike
Rainfall, runoff, and water-quality data for the urban storm-water program in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metropolitan area, water year 2004; 2006; OFR; 2006-1105; Kelly, Todd; Romero, Orlando; Jimenez, Mike

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Year Published: 2006

Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2005

Miller, L.K.; Stiles, J.A.
Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2005; 2006; WDR; NM-05-1; Miller, L. K.; Stiles, J. A.

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Year Published: 2005

Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 13. Mineral Microscopy and Chemistry of Mined and Unmined Porphyry Molybdenum Mineralization Along the Red River, New Mexico: Implications for Ground- and Surface-Water Quality

This report is one in a series presenting results of an interdisciplinary U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study of ground-water quality in the lower Red River watershed prior to open-pit and underground molybdenite mining at Molycorp's Questa mine. The stretch of the Red River watershed that extends from just upstream of the town of Red River to...

Plumlee, Geoff; Lowers, Heather; Ludington, Steve; Koenig, Alan; Briggs, Paul
Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 13. Mineral Microscopy and Chemistry of Mined and Unmined Porphyry Molybdenum Mineralization Along the Red River, New Mexico: Implications for Ground- and Surface-Water Quality; 2005; OFR; 2005-1442; Plumlee, Geoff; Lowers, Heather; Ludington, Steve; Koenig, Alan; Briggs, Paul

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Year Published: 2005

Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2004

Water-resources data for the 2004 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 22 lakes and reservoirs...

Byrd, Dave; Allen, Harriet R.; Montano, Mary
Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2004; 2005; WDR; NM-04-1; Byrd, Dave; Allen, Harriet R.; Montano, Mary

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Year Published: 2004

Sources of water to the Rio Grande upstream from San Marcial, New Mexico

The Rio Grande watershed is a complex hydrologic system that includes numerous tributaries, inflow from transmountain diversions, irrigation diversions, agricultural return lows, reservoirs, and ground-water inflows and outflows. Many people depend on and are affected by the Rio Grande, which is the largest river of the surface-water system...

Moore, Stephanie J.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Williams-Sether, Tara; Stomp, John M.
Moore, S.J., Anderholm, S.K., Williams-Sether, T., and Stomp, J.M., 2004, Sources of water to the Rio Grande upstream from San Marcial, New Mexico; 2004: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 110–03, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs11003.

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Year Published: 2004

Using geochemical data and aquifer simulation to characterize recharge and groundwater flow in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico

No abstract available. 

Hogan, James F.; Phillips, Fred M.; Scanlon, Bridget R.; Plummer, Niel; Sanford, Ward E.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Busenberg, Eurybiades
Plummer, L.N., Sanford, W.E., Bexfield, L.M., Anderholm, S.K., and Busenberg, E., 2004, Using geochemical data and aquifer simulation to characterize recharge and groundwater flow in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico, in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater Recharge in a Desert Environment--The Southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, v. 9, p. 185-216, ISBN:9780875903583 (ISBN).