Chemistry and age of ground water in the southwestern Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas

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Title Chemistry and age of ground water in the southwestern Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas
Creator Anderholm, Scott K.; Heywood, Charles E.
Subject Groundwater; Groundwater -- Quality; Organic wastes; Trace elements
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; New Mexico; Texas
Description This report, prepared in cooperation with El Paso Water Utilities, presents the results of an investigation to determine the chemistry and age of ground water on the southwestern side of the Hueco Bolson. The radioactive isotope carbon-14 was used to estimate the length of time that water from wells has been isolated from the atmosphere, which is the modern carbon-14 reservoir. Nine wells on the southwestern side of the Hueco Bolson were sampled for analysis of common constituents, nutrients, total organic carbon, trace elements, stable isotopes, and radioactive isotopes. Dissolved-solids concentrations in water from the wells sampled ranged from 269 to 2,630 milligrams per liter. Sodium concentrations generally increased linearly with chloride concentrations, possibly indicating mixing of dilute recharge water with sodium chloride brine. Concentrations of nutrients and trace elements generally were small. The deuterium and oxygen-18 composition in all samp
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors El Paso Water Utilities
Date 2003
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://nm.water.usgs.gov/publications/abstracts/wrir02-4237.html). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://nm.water.usgs.gov/publications/abstracts/wrir02-4237.html
Source Anderholm, Scott K.; Heywood, Charles E.,Chemistry and age of ground water in the southwestern Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas, Alubquerque, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4237, 16 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6gb22zf
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145833
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gb22zf
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