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Ground-water-level data for the Albuquerque-Belen Basin, New Mexico, through water year 1985

Open-File Report 87-116

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Abstract

The Albuquerque-Belen Basin is in north-central New Mexico and is approximately 100 mi long and 25 to 40 mi wide. The only perennial stream in the area, the southward-flowing Rio Grande, approximately bisects the basin. Groundwater is the only source used to obtain drinking-water supplies. The basin 's population increased more than 100% from 1960 to 1980. In 1980, 72% of the population was concentrated in the north-central part of the basin in and around the city of Albuquerque. Increases in population caused increases in water demand and groundwater pumpage. A network of wells was selected between April 1982 and September 1983 to monitor changes in groundwater levels. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water-level data for the Albuquerque-Belen Basin, New Mexico, through water year 1985
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-116
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 51 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.