Application of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas

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Title:
Application of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas
Author:
Hamilton, Susan Lynne, 1964-
Issue Date:
1993
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:
Resolution of litigation between El Paso, Texas, and New Mexico over the water resources of the Mesilla Basin prompted a ground-water modeling study to address the common concerns of both parties. Participants requested development of a model which eventually could be used to simulate the ground-water and surface-water system's response to lining a portion of the canal system and to changes in pumping stresses within the Mesilla Basin. An existing U.S. Geological Survey ground-water flow simulation (Frenzel and Kaehler, 1990; Frenzel, 1992) was updated and revised through modification and incorporation of a new Streamflow-Routing (Prudic, 1989) package for use with MODFLOW (a three-dimensional finite-difference groundwater flow model; McDonald and Harbaugh, 1988). The modified Streamflow-Routing package was used to simulate the complex Mesilla Valley river, canal, and drain system. Updating also included incorporation of information on pumping stresses; canal, river, and drain parameters; Mesilla Valley boundary fluxes; and stream/aquifer interactions.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geology.; Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maddock, Thomas, III

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleApplication of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texasen_US
dc.creatorHamilton, Susan Lynne, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Susan Lynne, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_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.abstractResolution of litigation between El Paso, Texas, and New Mexico over the water resources of the Mesilla Basin prompted a ground-water modeling study to address the common concerns of both parties. Participants requested development of a model which eventually could be used to simulate the ground-water and surface-water system's response to lining a portion of the canal system and to changes in pumping stresses within the Mesilla Basin. An existing U.S. Geological Survey ground-water flow simulation (Frenzel and Kaehler, 1990; Frenzel, 1992) was updated and revised through modification and incorporation of a new Streamflow-Routing (Prudic, 1989) package for use with MODFLOW (a three-dimensional finite-difference groundwater flow model; McDonald and Harbaugh, 1988). The modified Streamflow-Routing package was used to simulate the complex Mesilla Valley river, canal, and drain system. Updating also included incorporation of information on pumping stresses; canal, river, and drain parameters; Mesilla Valley boundary fluxes; and stream/aquifer interactions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeology.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353852en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b29225590en_US
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