Amount of ground‐water recharge in the southern High Plains

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



For the last six years the United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with the State Engineer of New Mexico, has been making somewhat intensive studies of ground‐water in the part of the High Plains that lies in New Mexico, and in 1933 and 1934 the Geological Survey, with funas allocated by the Public Works Administration, made an extensive reconnaissance‐survey of the ground‐water conditions in the southern High Plains. These studies have resulted in considerable data that throw much light on the quantity of recharge to the ground‐water in this area. An estimate of the quantity of recharge is of immediate value for this area, because the use of ground‐water is constantly being increased. In addition, it has a general value in serving as a criterion for estimating recharge in other areas in the Southwest for which fewer data are available. Estimates of the recharge in the High Plains as previously made without the advantage of quantitative data have ranged from less than three or four inches a year [see 1 of “References” at end of paper] to less than six inches [2]. The work of the last few years indicates they should be greatly reduced.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Amount of ground‐water recharge in the southern High Plains
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR018i002p00564
Volume 18
Issue 2
Year Published 1937
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 5 p.
First page 564
Last page 568
Country United States
State Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas
Other Geospatial Southern High Plains
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