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By F.D. Byrd, K.M. Lange, and L.V. Beal

Water-Data Report NM-02-1

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Water-resources data for the 2002 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 176 gaging stations; stage and contents for 24 lakes and reservoirs; water quality for 42 gaging stations, 108 wells, and 9 partial-record stations and miscellaneous sites; and water levels at 135 observation wells. Also included are 80 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.



List of surface-water stations, in downstream order, for which records are published in this volume

List of ground-water wells, by county, for which records are published in this volume

List of discontinued surface-water discharge stations

List of discontinued surface-water-quality stations



Summary of hydrologic conditions


Ground-water levels

Special networks and programs

Explanation of the records

Station identification numbers

Downstream-order system

Latitude-longitude system

Local well numbers

Records of stage and water discharge

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Station manuscript

Data table of daily mean values

Statistics of monthly mean data

Summary statistics

Identifying estimated daily discharge

Accuracy of the records

Other records available

Records of surface-water quality

Classification of records

On site measurements and sample collection

Water temperature


Laboratory analyses

Data presentation

Remark codes

Water quality-control data

Blank samples

Reference samples

Replicate samples

Spike samples

Dissolved trace-element concentrations

Change in national trends network procedures

Records of ground-water levels

Data collection and computation

Data presentation


Records of ground-water quality

Data collection and computation

Data presentation

Access to USGS water data

Definition of terms

Techniques of water-resources investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey

Hydrologic-data station 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




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

    and years measured or scheduled for measurement

2. Ground-water-level trends for the last 20 years

3. System for assigning latitude-longitude numbers to wells, springs, and miscellaneous sites

4. New Mexico well-numbering system

5. 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


Calendar for water year 2002 inside front cover

Conversion factors and vertical datum inside back cover

Send questions or comments about this report to the author, F.D. Byrd (505) 830-7907

For more information about USGS activities in New Mexico, visit the USGS New Mexico District home page.

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