An analysis of proposed pumpage effects on the upper aquifer of the Mesilla Valley, New Mexico

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Title:
An analysis of proposed pumpage effects on the upper aquifer of the Mesilla Valley, New Mexico
Author:
Giacinto, Joseph Francis,1960-
Issue Date:
1988
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:
The city of El Paso has currently applied to the State Engineer of New Mexico for 265 groundwater well permits in the Mesilla Bolson of southern New Mexico. Well pumpages were simulated for a 100-year time span using MODFLOW, a computer-based groundwater model. Model results indicate that approximately 82,000 Acre-feet/year (AFY) of additional net surface water leakance is due to the pumpage of the additional El Paso wells by the end of the simulation. Some river reaches attain a constant leakance level for the last 30 to 40 years of the simulation. Increased aquifer storage loss amounts to approximately 140,000 AFY by the end of the simulation period. Average drawdown will increase by 0.5, 6.5, and 10.0 feet for the northern, central, and southern upper aquifers, respectively, lowering the water table level below some irrigation drains.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Valley -- Mathematical models.; Groundwater -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Valley -- Mathematical models.; Hydrologic models.; Seepage -- Mathematical models.
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.titleAn analysis of proposed pumpage effects on the upper aquifer of the Mesilla Valley, New Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorGiacinto, Joseph Francis,1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGiacinto, Joseph Francis,1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_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.abstractThe city of El Paso has currently applied to the State Engineer of New Mexico for 265 groundwater well permits in the Mesilla Bolson of southern New Mexico. Well pumpages were simulated for a 100-year time span using MODFLOW, a computer-based groundwater model. Model results indicate that approximately 82,000 Acre-feet/year (AFY) of additional net surface water leakance is due to the pumpage of the additional El Paso wells by the end of the simulation. Some river reaches attain a constant leakance level for the last 30 to 40 years of the simulation. Increased aquifer storage loss amounts to approximately 140,000 AFY by the end of the simulation period. Average drawdown will increase by 0.5, 6.5, and 10.0 feet for the northern, central, and southern upper aquifers, respectively, lowering the water table level below some irrigation drains.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 -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Valley -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Valley -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrologic models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage -- Mathematical models.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.contributor.committeememberBradley, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIngram, Helenen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213332300en_US
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