Valley fill in the Roswell-Artesia area, New Mexico

Open-File Report 73-163



Drill samples from 225 water and oil wells in an area 70 miles long and 20 miles wide in the Roswell-Artesia area, southeastern New Mexico were examined. A thickness map and a saturated thickness map of the valley-fill sediments were constructed. Maximum depth of valley fill is about 300 feet in large closed depressions near Roswell, Hagerman, and Artesia. The depressions were formed by the solution of carbonates and evaporites that underlie the fill. Maximum saturated thickness is about 250 feet in depressions near Hagerman and Artesia and about 300 feet in a depression near Roswell.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Valley fill in the Roswell-Artesia area, New Mexico
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 73-163
DOI 10.3133/ofr73163
Edition -
Year Published 1973
Language ENGLISH
Description 26 p. ill., maps (3 fold. in pocket) ; 30 cm.