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Base-flow investigation on the Sacramento River, September 25, 1985, near Sunspot, Otero County, New Mexico

Open-File Report 89-239

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Abstract

On September 25, 1985, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a base-flow investigation to better define the surface-water resources of the Sacramento River drainage basin in Otero County , south-central New Mexico. The investigation included all flow in the Sacramento River from the initial point of flow to the point of zero flow 20.1 river miles downstream. A total of 12 discharge measurements, 3 observations of zero flow and 2 observations of initial flow were obtained during this investigation. Discharge measurements and observations showed a general increase in discharge from river mile 22.4 to a discharge of 6.69 cu ft/sec at river mile 8.4. Discharge then decreased from river mile 8.4 to zero flow at river mile 3.3. Specific conductance and water temperature also were taken concurrently with the discharge measurements. Specific conductance of water generally decreased in a downstream direction from 600 microsiemens/cm at 25 C at river mile 21.9 to 330 microsiemens/cm at 25C at river mile 4.6. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Base-flow investigation on the Sacramento River, September 25, 1985, near Sunspot, Otero County, New Mexico
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
89-239
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1990
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map :photocopy ;sheet 56 x 83 cm.