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.
Additional publication details
USGS Numbered Series
Description of piezometers installed in the Duranes well field area, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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)