Description of piezometers installed in the Duranes well field area, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Open-File Report 98-415




Since 1993, the aquifer system in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, and particularly in the Albuquerque area, has been the focus of studies to further define the extent of the most productive parts of the aquifer and to gain a better understanding of ground-water/surface-water interactions. Twenty-one piezometers were installed during January and February 1997 at five sites in the Duranes well field area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to allow for concentrated collection of hydraulic-head data. This concentrated collection of shallow hydraulic-head data may lead to a better understanding of the effects of ground-water production on the Rio Grande near a City of Albuquerque well field. Each piezometer was installed in a hole augered by a rig using hollow-stem auger flights. All piezometers are constructed of flush-joint polyvinyl chloride casing with 5-foot polyvinyl chloride screens. The uppermost 2 feet of the piezometer casing is covered by a steel casing with a locking lid. Driller's logs and geophysical logs were collected from the deepest hole and piezometer, respectively, at each site. This report describes the piezometers installed and presents initial water- level data for all piezometers.

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Description of piezometers installed in the Duranes well field area, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, [Water Resources Division, New Mexico District] ;Can be purchased from U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services,
iii, 14 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm. (PDF versions of reports maybe available under individual chapters)