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Ground-water resources of the Hueco Bolson, northeast of El Paso, Texas

Water Supply Paper 1426

Prepared in cooperation with the Texas Board of Water Engineers, the city of El Paso, the United States Army, and the United States Air Force
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Abstract

The Hueco Bolson is in the extreme western part of Texas and south- central New Mexico, covering parts of El Paso County, Tex., and Dona Ana and Otero Counties, N. Mex. Wells tapping the bolson deposits furnish the major part of the water supply for the city of El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, Fort Bliss, Biggs Air Force Base, and private industries. in the area. The progressively increasing demand for water made it obvious that a comprehensive investigation of the quantity and quality of water in storage in the entire Hueco Bolson would be essential for the proper planning of future water supplies. A test-drilling program was started in 1953, jointly sponsored by the city of El Paso, the United States Army, the United States Air Force, and the Texas Board of Water Engineers. The drilling was supervised by the United States Geological Survey.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water resources of the Hueco Bolson, northeast of El Paso, Texas
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1426
Year Published:
1958
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: iv, 186 p.; 12 Plates
Number of Pages:
190
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico;Texas
County:
El Paso County
City:
El Paso
Other Geospatial:
Franklin Mountains;Hueco Bolson;Organ Mountains;Rio Grande
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