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Open File Report 2004–1093

Geologic and Hydrogeologic Framework of the Española Basin -- Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2-3, 2004

U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2004–1093 (Published 2004)

Mark R. Hudson, editor

This report is available online in pdf format: USGS OFR 2004–1093 (1 MB)

INTRODUCTION

Cover of OFR 2004-1093.

This report presents abstracts of technical studies that pertain to the hydrogeologic framework of the Española basin, a major subbasin of the Cenozoic Rio Grande rift. Sediments and interbedded volcanic rocks that fill the Española basin comprise an aquifer system that is currently the primary source of water for most residents of the basin, including people in the cities of Santa Fe, Española, and Los Alamos as well as Native Americans in eleven Pueblos.

The abstracts describe results of technical studies that were presented either as poster exhibits or oral presentations at the third annual Española basin workshop, held March 2-3 of 2004 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The principal goals of this workshop were to share information from ongoing studies and to seek input on important topics for further study.

The Española basin workshop was hosted by the Española basin technical advisory group (EBTAG) and sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the City of Santa Fe. The abstracts have been grouped into 6 information themes. Members of EBTAG developed five themes: Basic Water Data, Water Quality and Water Chemistry, Three-Dimensional Hydrogeological Architecture, Water Balance and Stream/Aquifer Interaction, and Data Integration and Hydrologic Model Testing. For details on these themes see http://climchange.cr.usgs.gov/ebtag/Espwk3_themes.html. A sixth theme, Geologic Framework, concerns geologic studies that provide background to the other themes, particularly the Three-Dimensional Hydrogeological Architecture.

Abstracts in this report submitted by U.S. Geological Survey authors have had their technical content peer reviewed before they were included in the report. There was no technical review requirement for abstracts submitted by non-USGS authors (although many did receive peer or agency review). Taken together, the abstracts in this report provide a snapshot of the current status of hydrogeologic research within the Española basin.

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