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New Mexico Water Science Center Sediment Laboratory

Welcome to the New Mexico Water Science Center (NMWSC) Sediment Lab page. The NMWSC Sediment Lab supports the NMWSC Sediment Program as well as working in cooperation with State and Federal agencies, resource managers, planners, stakeholders, and the general public. Our sediment lab provides data through both sedimentation methods and semidirect measurements.

Publications

Sediment Quality-Assurance Plan for the New Mexico Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey

This report describes a sediment quality-assurance plan for the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center (WSC), to assure that standard procedures for collecting, storing, shipping, and processing are followed. The plan also serves as a guide for all WSC personnel involved in sediment activities.

Quality-assurance plan for the analysis of fluvial sediment by the U.S. Geological Survey New Mexico Water Science Center Sediment Laboratory

This report describes laboratory procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey New Mexico Water Science Center Sediment Laboratory for the processing and analysis of fluvial-sediment samples for concentration of sand and finer material. The report details the processing of a sediment sample through the laboratory from receiving the sediment sample, through the analytical process, to compiling resu