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Geohydrologic framework of the Roswell ground-water basin, Chaves and Eddy Counties, New Mexico

Technical Report 42

Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the New Mexico State Engineer Office
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Abstract

This report describes the geohydrology of the Roswell ground-water basin and shows the long-term hydrostatic-head changes in the aquifers. The Roswell ground-water basin consists of a carbonate artesian aquifer overlain by a leaky confining bed, which, in turn is overlain by an alluvial water-table aquifer. The water-table aquifer is hydraulically connected to the Pecos River. Ground-water pumpage from about 1,500 wells in the basin was about 378,000 acre-feet in 1978. Irrigation use on about 122,000 acres accounted for 95 percent of that pumpage.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Geohydrologic framework of the Roswell ground-water basin, Chaves and Eddy Counties, New Mexico
Series title:
Technical Report
Series number:
42
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Mexico State Engineer
Publisher location:
Santa Fe, NM
Description:
vi, 28 p.; Maps
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico
County:
Chaves County;Eddy County