Over the last several years, an improved conceptual
understanding of the aquifer system in the Albuquerque area,
New Mexico, has lead to better knowledge about the location and
extent of the aquifer system. This information will aid with the
refinement of ground-water simulation and with the location
of sites for future water-production wells.
With an impeller-type flowmeter, well-bore flow was
logged under pumping conditions along the screened interval of the
well bore in six City of Albuquerque water-production
wells: the Ponderosa 3, Love 6, Volcano Cliffs 1, Gonzales 2,
Zamora 2, and Gonzales 3 wells. From each of these six wells, a
well-bore flow log was collected that represents the cumulative
upward well-bore flow. Evaluation of the well-bore flow log for each
well allowed delineation of the more productive zones supplying
water to the well along the logged interval.
Yields from the more productive zones in the six wells
ranged from about 70 to 880 gallons per minute. The lithology
of these zones is predominantly gravel and sand with varying
amounts of sandy clay.
Additional publication details
USGS Numbered Series
Results of well-bore flow logging for six water-production wells completed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996-98
Water-Resources Investigations Report
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ;