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EFFECT OF SANTA ROSA LAKE ON GROUND WATER FLOW TO THE PECOS RIVER, NEW MEXICO.

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Abstract

In 1980, Santa Rosa Dam began impounding water on the Pecos River about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, to provide flood control and storage for irrigation. Santa Rosa Lake has caused changes in the ground water flow system, which may cause changes in the streamflow of the Pecos River that cannot be detected at the present streamflow-gaging stations, which are used to administer water rights along the Pecos River. The effect of the lake on streamflow was investigated using a three-dimensional ground water flow model. These simulations indicated that the net change in ground water flow to the river would be almost zero if the lake were maintained at its flood control pool for 90 days.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
EFFECT OF SANTA ROSA LAKE ON GROUND WATER FLOW TO THE PECOS RIVER, NEW MEXICO.
ISBN:
0872624722
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
469
Last page:
476
Conference Title:
Development and Management Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage Systems.
Conference Location:
San Antonio, TX, USA