Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin

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Title Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin
Creator Bartolino, James R.; Cole, James C.; Hester, David J.
Subject Groundwater; Water quality; Hydrology; Geology
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; New Mexico; Texas; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Description What is the Middle Rio Grande Basin? The Middle Rio Grande Basin, as defined for this study, is the area within the Rio Grande Valley extending from about Cochiti Lake downstream to about San Acacia. It covers approximately 3,060 square miles in central New Mexico, encompassing parts of Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, Valencia, Socorro, Torrance, and Cibola Counties and includes a ground-water basin composed of the Santa Fe Group aquifer system. (It is equivalent to the Albuquerque Basin referred to by other authors.) The climate over most of the basin is semiarid. In 2000, the population of the Middle Rio Grande Basin was about 690,000 or about 38 percent of the population of New Mexico. Currently (2002), the source of water for municipal and domestic supply is almost exclusively from ground water.
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Date 2002
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5290/ ). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5290/
Source Bartolino, James R.; Cole, James C.; Hester, David J., Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 088-02, 6 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6rv0mmg
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145823
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rv0mmg
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