Ground-water resources of the middle Rio Grande basin, New Mexico

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Title Ground-water resources of the middle Rio Grande basin, New Mexico
Creator Bartolino, James R.; Cole, James C.
Subject Groundwater; Water quality; Hydrology; Geology
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; New Mexico; Texas; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Description The Middle Rio Grande Basin covers approximately 3,060 square miles in central New Mexico, encompassing parts of Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, Valencia, Socorro, Torrance, and Cibola Counties. In this report, ""Middle Rio Grande Basin"" refers to the geologic basin defined by the extent of deposits of Cenozoic age along the Rio Grande from about Cochiti Dam to about San Acacia. In 2000, the population of the Middle Rio Grande Basin was about 690,000, or about 38 percent of the population of New Mexico. In 1995, the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer declared the Middle Rio Grande Basin a ""critical basin""; that is, a ground-water basin faced with rapid economic and population growth for which there is less than adequate technical information about the available water supply. Though the basin had been intensively studied for a number of years, important gaps remained in the understanding of the water resources of the basin. In an effort to fill some of these gaps, the U.S. Geolo
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/circ/2002/circ1222/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2002/circ1222/
Source Bartolino, James R.; Cole, James C., Ground-water resources of the middle Rio Grande basin, New Mexico, Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1222, 132 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s60c4tpq
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145829
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60c4tpq
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