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The following is a list of the NMWSC’s analysis capabilities and how data is used in the USGS. 


Types of Analysis

Suspended-sediment concentration 

Sand/Fine analysis 

Particle-size distribution (Suspended and Bed) 

Dissolved Solids 

Loss on Ignition 

Soil bulk density 

Soil water potential

Soil Moisture 


How Our Data is Used

Suspended-sediment discharge

Total sediment discharge

Volume and specific weight of exposed and submerged reservoir deposits

Reservoir management 

Channel geomorphology

Endangered species habitat improvement 

River restoration


Pipet Method, USGS - NMWSC
Pipet Method, USGS - NMWSC