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The New Mexico Water Science Center publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this Web page, you can locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.




2014 Publications
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Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2013
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Simulated and measured water levels and estimated water-level changes in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico, 19502012
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Estimated 2012 Groundwater Potentiometric Surface and Drawdown from Predevelopment to 2012 in the Santa Fe Group Aquifer System in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, Central New Mexico

2013 Publications
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Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2012
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Geochemical Evidence of Groundwater Flow Paths and the Fate and Transport of Constituents of Concern in the Alluvial Aquifer at Fort Wingate Depot Activity, New Mexico, 2009
2012 Publications
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Simulations of groundwater flow, transport, and age in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a study of transport of anthropogenic and natural contaminants (TANC) to public-supply wells
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Predicted Nitrate and Arsenic Concentrations in Basin-Fill Aquifers of the Southwestern United States
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Maps of estimated nitrate and arsenic concentrations in basin-fill aquifers of the southwestern United States
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Groundwater hydrology and estimation of horizontal groundwater flux from the Rio Grande at selected locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003-2009
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Characterization of the hydrologic resources of San Miguel County, New Mexico, and identification of hydrologic data gaps, 2011
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Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2011
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Groundwater-Well Data of San Miguel County, New Mexico, 19702010
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Geologic Framework, Regional Aquifer Properties (1940s-2009), and Spring, Creek, and Seep Properties (2009-10) of the Upper San Mateo Creek Basin near Mount Taylor, New Mexico
2011 Publications
SIR 2011-5182 Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5182
Hydrogeology, Water Chemistry, and Transport Processes in the Zone of Contribution of a Public-Supply Well in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007-9
SIR 2011-5020 Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5020
Effects of natural and human factors on groundwater quality of basin-fill aquifers in the southwestern United States-conceptual models for selected contaminants
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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2010
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Estimated 2008 Groundwater Potentiometric Surface and Predevelopment to 2008 Water-Level Change in the Santa Fe Group Aquifer System in the Albuquerque Area, Central New Mexico
2010 Publications
PP 2010-1781 Professional Paper 2010-1781
Conceptual understanding and groundwater quality of selected basin-fill aquifers in the Southwestern United States
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Hydrology of Eagle Creek Basin and Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow, 19692009
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Assessing groundwater availability in the High Plains aquifer in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming
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Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2009
2009 Publications
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Southwest Principal Aquifers Regional Ground-Water Quality Assessment
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Groundwater Resources of the East Mountain Area, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties, New Mexico, 2005
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Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2008
2008 Publications
SIR 2008-5157 Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5157
Geochemical Trends and Natural Attenuation of RDX, Nitrate, and Perchlorate in the Hazardous Test Area Fractured-Granite Aquifer, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1996-2006
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Current (2004-07) Conditions and Changes in Ground-Water Levels from Predevelopment to 2007, Southern High Plains Aquifer, East-Central New Mexico—Curry County, Portales, and Causey Lingo Underground Water Basins
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Current (2004-07) Conditions and Changes in Ground-Water Levels from Predevelopment to 2007, Southern High Plains Aquifer, Southeast New Mexico—Lea County Underground Water Basin
SIR 2008-5179 Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5179
Precipitation, Ground-Water Hydrology, and Recharge Along the Eastern Slopes of the Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
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Decadal-Scale Changes of Pesticides in Ground Water of the United States, 1993-2003
Open-File Report 2008-1255
Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2007
2007 Publications
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Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water-Quality Investigation 22 - Ground-Water Budget for the Straight Creek Drainage Basin, Red River Valley, New Mexico
2006 Publications
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Ground-Water Hydrology and Water Quality of the Southern High Plains Aquifer, Cannon Air Force Base, Curry County, New Mexico, 1994-2005
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Methods of Phase II and III Well Installation and Development and Results of Well Logging, Hydraulic Testing, and Water-Level Measurements in the Red River Valley, New Mexico, 2002-04
Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5171
Potential Chemical Effects of Changes in the Source of Water Supply for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Quality/Ground Water)
Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5040
Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 21. Hydrology and Water Balance of the Red River Basin, New Mexico 1930-2004
Open-File Report 2006-1358
Knowledge and Understanding of the Hydrogeology of the Salt Basin in South-Central New Mexico and Future Study Needs
Open-File Report 2006-1281
Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through 2004
Open-File Report 2006-1129
Aquifer-Test Data for Wells H-1, H-2A, H-2B, H-2C, and H3 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Southeastern New Mexico
2005 Publications
Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5248
Description of Piezometers and Ground-Water-Quality Characteristics at Three New Sites in the Lower Mesilla Valley, Texas, and New Mexico, 2003
Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5088
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 5. Well installation, water-level data, and surface- and ground- water geochemistry in the Straight Creek drainage basin, Red River Valley, New Mexico, 2001-03
Professional Paper 1704
Channel and hillslope processes revisited in the Arroyo de los Frijoles watershed near Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004 Publications
Water-Data Report NM-2004-1 (CD only)
Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2004
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5275
Selected hydrologic data for the upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 1945-2003
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5197
Simulation of ground-water flow in the basin-fill aquifer of the Tularosa Basin, south-central New Mexico, predevelopment through 2040
SIR 2004-5189 Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5189
Precipitation, ground-water age, ground-water nitrate concentrations, 1995-2002, and ground-water levels, 2002-03 in eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5188
Effects of reservoir installation, San Juan-Chama Project water, and reservoir operations on streamflow and water quality in the Rio Chama and Rio Grande, northern and central New Mexico, 1938-2000
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5158
Ground-water hydrology and water quality of the Southern High Plains aquifer, Melrose Air Force Range, Cannon Air Force Base, Curry and Roosevelt Counties, New Mexico, 2002-03
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5140
Simulation-optimization approach to management of ground-water resources in the Albuquerque area, New Mexico, 2006 through 2040
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5063
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 4. Historical surface-water quality for the Red River Valley, New Mexico
Fact Sheet 2004-3081
Simulated effects of projected ground-water withdrawals by the City of Albuquerque, 2004-40, for reduced water use per person
Fact Sheet 2004-3026
Water-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2002, 1980 to 2002, and 2001 to 2002
Open-File Report 2004-1341
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 16. Quality assurance and quality control of water analyses
Open-File Report 2004-1197
Review of knowledge on the occurrence, chemical composition, and potential use for desalination of saline ground water in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas with a discussion of potential future study needs
Open-File Report 2004-1093
Streamflow and infiltration in the Arroyo Hondo, north-central New Mexico, in Hudson, M.R., ed., Geologic and hydrogeologic framework of the Espanola Basin: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Espanola Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2-3, 2004
Open-File Report 2004-1093
The use of daily streamflow at two adjacent streamflow-gaging stations to calculate streamflow gains and losses, in Hudson, M.R., ed., Geologic and hydrogeologic framework of the Espanola Basin: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Espanola Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, N. Mex., March 2-3, 2004
2003 Publications
Water-Data Report NM-2003-1
Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2003
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4286
Use of environmental tracers to estimate parameters for a predevelopment ground-water-flow model of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4221
Effects of channel changes on geomorphic and hydraulic characteristics of the Canadian River near Raton, New Mexico, 1965-2000
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4186
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water quality investigation. 3. Historical ground-water quality for the Red River Valley, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4158
Summary of extensometric measurements in El Paso, Texas
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4131
Geochemical characterization of ground-water flow in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1260
The Rio Grande--Competing demands for a desert river, in Stonestrom, D.A., and Constantz, Jim, eds., Heat as a tool for studying the movement of ground water near streams
Fact Sheet 2003-110
Sources of water to the Rio Grande upstream from San Marcial, New Mexico
Fact Sheet 2003-103
Ground-water depletion across the Nation
Open-File Report 2003-81
Water quality and depth to water, 2001-02, and graphs of selected constituents and depth to water, period of record through 2002, in selected wells, eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Open-File Report 2003-369
Investigation of streamflow, infiltration, and recharge proccesses in the Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, in Hudson, M.R., ed., Geologic and hydrogeologic framework of the Espanola Basin, New Mexico
Open-File Report 2003-345
Ground-water quality of the southern High Plains aquifer, Texas and New Mexico
Open-File Report 2003-321
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 2002
Open-File Report 2003-290
Description of piezometers installed in the Middle Rio Grande Basin area in and near Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996-2001
Open-File Report 2003-169
Rainfall, runoff, and water-quality data for the urban storm-water program in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metropolitan area, water year 2001
Open-File Report 2003-148
Questa baseline and pre-mining ground-water-quality investigation. 2. Low-flow (2001) and snowmelt (2002) synoptic/tracer water chemistry for the Red River, New Mexico
Fact Sheet FS-2003-78
MWater-level changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to 2001, 1999 to 2000, and 2000 to 2001
Fact Sheet 2003-5
Municipal stormwater sampling program, metropolitan area, Albuquerque, New Mexico--Summary of sampling, 1992-2002
2002 Publications
Water-Data Report NM-2002-1
Water resources data, New Mexico, water year 2002
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4237
Anderholm, S.K., and Heywood, C.E., 2003, Chemistry and age of ground water in the southwestern Hueco Bolson, New Mexico and Texas
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4235
Ground displacement caused by aquifer-system water-level variations observed using interferometric synthetic aperture radar near Albuquerque, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4233
Estimated water-level declines in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico, predevelopment to 2002
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4224
Spatial and temporal variations in streamflow, dissolved solids, nutrients, and suspended sediment in the Rio Grande Valley study unit, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1993-95
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4200
Simulation of ground-water flow in the Middle Rio Grande Basin between Cochiti and San Acacia, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4188
Water-quality assessment of the Rio Grande Valley, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas--Surface-water quality, shallow ground-water quality, and factors affecting water quality in the Rincon Valley, south-central New Mexico, 1994-95
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4152
Effects of wildfire on the hydrology of Capulin and Rito de los Frijoles Canyons, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4131
Summary of flow loss between selected cross sections on the Rio Grande in and near Albuquerque, New Mexico
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4108
Simulated ground-water flow in the Hueco Bolson, an alluvial-basin aquifer system near El Paso, Texas
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4051
Assessments of aquifer sensitivity on Navajo Nation and adjacent lands and ground-water vulnerability to pesticide contamination on the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4007
Estimation of alluvial-fill thickness in the Mimbres ground-water basin, New Mexico, from interpretation of isostatic residual gravity anomalies
Circular 1222, p. 74-75
How ground-water/surface-water interaction of the Rio Grande has been studied, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, 132 p
Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 74-75
How mountain-front recharge is studied, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 48-49
Ground-water-level maps and how they are used to understand the aquifer, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 88-89
Land subsidence and how it is being studied in the basin, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 108-109
How the geologic framework is translated into a ground-water-flow model, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 92-93
How ground-water chemistry helps us understand the aquifer, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Circular 1222, p. 102-103
Ground-water-flow models and how they are used to study the basin, in Bartolino, J.R., and Cole, J.C., 2002, Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico
Fact Sheet 2002-88
Ground-water resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin
Fact Sheet 2002-141
Effects of wildfire on the hydrology of Frijoles and Capulin Canyons in and near Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Open-File Report 2002-312
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through 2001

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