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WATER RESOURCES DATA, NEW MEXICO, WATER YEAR 2005

L.K. Miller and J.A. Stiles

Water-Data Report NM-05-1


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Abstract

Water-resources data for the 2005 water year for New Mexico consist of records of discharge and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality in wells and springs. This report contains discharge records for 182 gaging stations; stage and contents for 22 lakes and reservoirs; water quality for 45 gaging stations, 110 wells, and 3 partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites; and water levels at 109 observation wells. Also included are 85 crest-stage, partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not involved in the systematic data-collection program and are published as miscellaneous measurements. Two seepage investigations were made during the year. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating Federal, State, and local agencies in New Mexico.

Contents

Preface

Report documentation page

Surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

Ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published in this volume

Discontinued surface-water-discharge stations

Discontinued surface-water-quality stations

Introduction

Cooperation

Summary of hydrologic conditions

Streamflow

Ground-water levels

Downstream order and station number

Numbering system for wells and miscellaneous sites

Special networks and programs

Explanation of stage- and water-discharge records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Peak discharge greater than base discharge

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of field data and computed results

Other data records available

Explanation of precipitation records

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Explanation of water-quality records

Collection and examination of data

Water analysis

Surface-water-quality records

Classification of records

Accuracy of the records

Arrangement of records

On-site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature

Sediment

Laboratory measurements

Data presentation

Remark codes

Water-quality control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Explanation of ground-water-level records

Site identification numbers

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Water-level tables

Hydrographs

Ground-water-quality data

Data collection and computation

Laboratory measurements

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Surface-water records

Discharge at partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Seepage investigations

Analyses of samples collected at water-quality partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites

Ground-water levels

Quality of ground water

ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure 1. Map of New Mexico showing areas of 5-year ground-water-level monitoring

    and years measured or scheduled for measurement

2. Hydrographs showing ground-water-level trends for the last 20 years

3. Diagram showing system for assigning latitude-longitude numbers to wells, springs,

    and miscellaneous sites

4. Map showing New Mexico well-numbering system

5. Map showing Texas well-numbering system

6. Map of New Mexico showing location of surface-water gaging stations

7. Map of New Mexico showing location of partial-record stations

8. Map of New Mexico showing location of active surface-water-quality gaging stations

9. Map of New Mexico showing location of observation wells

TABLES

Calendar for water year 2005

Conversion factors


Send questions or comments about this report to the author, L.K. Miller (505) 830-7908


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