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Open-File Report 2007–1273

Prepared in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque

Water-Level Data for the Albuquerque Basin and Adjacent Areas, Central New Mexico, Period of Record Through September 30, 2006

By Joseph E. Beman

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The Albuquerque Basin, located in central New Mexico, is about 100 miles long and 25 to 40 miles wide. The basin is defined as the extent of consolidated and unconsolidated deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age that encompass the structural Rio Grande Rift within the basin. Drinking-water supplies throughout the basin are currently (2007) obtained solely from ground-water resources. An increase of about 20 percent in the population from 1990 to 2000 also resulted in an increased demand for water. From April 1982 through September 1983, a network of wells was established to monitor changes in ground-water levels throughout the basin. This network consisted of 6 wells with analog-to-digital recorders and 27 wells where water levels were measured monthly. Currently (2007), the network consists of 133 wells and piezometers. This report presents water-level data collected by U.S. Geological Survey personnel at 133 sites through 2007.

Version 1.0

Posted January 2008




Well-Numbering System


Well and Piezometer Data and Hydrographs

References Cited

Water-Level Data for Selected Wells and Piezometers in the Albuquerque Basin

Suggested citation:

Beman, J.E., 2007, Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, Central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007–1273, 34 p.

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