Seepage investigation on the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, 2012

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5197
Prepared in cooperation with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
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Abstract

A seepage investigation was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, along an approximately 106-mile reach of the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, during June 26–28, 2012, to determine gain or loss of streamflow due to seepage to or from the river channel. Discharge measurements were made during the irrigation season at high flow including 5 sites along the Rio Grande, 5 diversions, and 63 inflows. The net gain or loss of flow in the river channel was computed for four reaches within the 106-mile reach of the Rio Grande. The normalized percentage difference was computed for each reach to determine the difference between discharge measured at upstream and downstream sites, and the normalized percentage uncertainty was computed to determine if a computed gain or loss exceeded cumulative uncertainty associated with measurement of discharge.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Seepage investigation on the Rio Grande from below Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, 2012
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2014-5197
DOI 10.3133/sir20145197
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) New Mexico Water Science Center
Description vii, 17 p.
Time Range Start 2012-06-26
Time Range End 2012-06-28
Country United States
State New Mexico, Texas
Other Geospatial Rio Grande River
Datum North American Datum of 1983
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator projection
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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