Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Rincon Valley Area and Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas

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Title:
Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the Rincon Valley Area and Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas
Author:
Weeden, A. Curtis,Jr.
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A groundwater flow model was constructed for the Rincon Valley area and Mesilla Basin. The system is dominated by the complex interaction of the Rio Grande, canals, laterals, and drains. The primary purposes of the model were to assess the effect of municipal and industrial pumping on the Rio Grande and to evaluate the effect of nonirrigation releases from Caballo Reservoir on the water budget. In addition, the model will eventually be linked to a surface water model (BESTSM) being utilized to evaluate water supply alternatives for El Paso, Texas. Stress periods were specified on a seasonal basis, an irrigation season from March through October and a non-irrigation season from November through February. Analysis of model output indicates that pumping may decrease Rio Grande flows, non-irrigation season releases do not alter the water budget significantly, and that recharge and discharge from aquifer storage are strongly related to the season.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Simulation methods.; Groundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Rincon Valley -- Simulation methods.; Groundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Region -- Simulation methods.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSimulation of Groundwater Flow in the Rincon Valley Area and Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texasen_US
dc.creatorWeeden, A. Curtis,Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeeden, A. Curtis,Jr.en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA groundwater flow model was constructed for the Rincon Valley area and Mesilla Basin. The system is dominated by the complex interaction of the Rio Grande, canals, laterals, and drains. The primary purposes of the model were to assess the effect of municipal and industrial pumping on the Rio Grande and to evaluate the effect of nonirrigation releases from Caballo Reservoir on the water budget. In addition, the model will eventually be linked to a surface water model (BESTSM) being utilized to evaluate water supply alternatives for El Paso, Texas. Stress periods were specified on a seasonal basis, an irrigation season from March through October and a non-irrigation season from November through February. Analysis of model output indicates that pumping may decrease Rio Grande flows, non-irrigation season releases do not alter the water budget significantly, and that recharge and discharge from aquifer storage are strongly related to the season.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Rincon Valley -- Simulation methods.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Region -- Simulation methods.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaddock, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.oclc219737592en_US
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