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Geologic and Hydrogeologic Framework of the Española Basin -- Proceedings of the 5th Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 7-8, 2006

Edited by Kevin C. McKinney

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Introduction

This report presents abstracts of technical studies that are focused on the hydrogeologic framework of the Española basin, a major subbasin of the Cenozoic Rio Grande rift. The Rio Grande, Rio Chama, Santa Fe River, and their tributaries carry important surface water in the Española basin. Sediments and interbedded volcanic rocks fill the Española basin and form extensive aquifer systems for ground water. Surface and ground water provide the principal sources 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 several Pueblos.

The abstracts describe results of technical studies that were presented either as poster exhibits or oral presentations at the...>>MORE

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