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 an important source of water
for many 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 forth-annual Española
basin workshop, held March 1-2 of 2005 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The principal
goal of this workshop was to share information about ongoing studies.
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, and both the Water
Research Technical Assistance Office and the Groundwater Protection Program of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Abstracts in this report have
been grouped into six information themes: Basic Water Data, Water Quality
and Water Chemistry, Water Balance and Stream/Aquifer Interaction, Data
Integration and Hydrologic Model Testing, Three-Dimensional Hydrogeological
Architecture, and Geologic Framework.
together, the abstracts in this report provide a view of the current
status of hydrogeologic research within the Española basin.
|Posted May 2005
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