Water Quality in the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1992-95

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Title Water Quality in the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1992-95
Creator Levings, G.W.; Healy, D.F.; Richey, S.F.; and Carter, L.F.
Subject Water quality; Groundwater; Groundwater -- Quality; Groundwater tracers; Trace elements; Organic wastes; Pesticides; Nutrient pollution of water
Spatial Coverage Rio Grande; Colorado; New Mexico; Texas
Description Levings, G.W., Healy, D.F., Richey, S.F., and Carter, L.F., 1998, Water Quality in the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1992-95: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1162; A discussion of water-quality issues, results, or findings in the Rio Grande Valley Study Unit (fig. 1) necessarily emphasizes the historical importance of surface water in this arid to semiarid environment. Surface water has been the "lifeblood of the Rio Grande Valley." Records from the sixteenth-century Spanish expeditions into the area report that irrigated agriculture was in use by some of the indigenous peoples. Where surface water and springs existed, people could exist. As European colonization of the area occurred, the introduction of new crops, such as wheat, barley, and oats, required the expansion of irrigation systems. As a result, settlements were established on the flood plains of the streams where agricultural land could be irrigated. Only when technological developments facilitated acc
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Date 1998
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ ). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/circ1162/
Source Levings, G.W., Healy, D.F., Richey, S.F., and Carter, L.F., 1998, Water Quality in the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1992-95: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1162
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Daureen Nesdill; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6hq3xvx
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-10-12
Date Modified 2005-10-12
ID 1145941
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hq3xvx
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