Simulation Of Groundwater Flow In The Rincon Valley Area And Mesilla Basin, New Mexico And Texas

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/617629
Title:
Simulation Of Groundwater Flow In The Rincon Valley Area And Mesilla Basin, New Mexico And Texas
Author:
Weeden, A. Curtis,Jr.; Maddock, Thomas, III
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizona
Publisher:
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
1999-09-30
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents
Collection Information:
This title from the Hydrology & Water Resources Technical Reports collection is made available by the Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. If you have questions about titles in this collection, please contact repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
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 with groundwater pumping. The primary purpose of the model was to aid the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission in assessing options for water resources development in the Lower Rio Grand Basin from Caballo Reservoir in New Mexico to El Paso, Texas. One such assessment was to evaluate the effect of secondary irrigation releases from Caballo Reservoir on the water budget. In addition, the model will eventually be linked to a surface water model (BESTSM) being utilized by the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission to evaluate water supply alternatives for El Paso, Texas. Stress periods were specified on a seasonal basis, a primary irrigation season from March through October and a secondary irrigation season from November through February. Analysis of model output indicates that groundwater pumping decreases Rio Grande flows, secondary irrigation season releases do not alter the water budget significantly, and that recharge and discharge from aquifer storage are strongly related to the season.
Keywords:
Groundwater flow -- Simulation methods.; Groundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Rincon Valley -- Simulation methods.; Groundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Region -- Simulation methods.
Series/Report no.:
Technical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 99-020
Sponsors:
This project was authorized by the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission as part of a joint investigation with Boyle Engineering to study the feasibility of an interstate conveyance, treatment and distribution of Rio Grande project water for the Las Cruces and El Paso area. The views, recommendations, and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission.

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dc.contributor.authorWeeden, A. Curtis,Jr.en
dc.contributor.authorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T23:02:35Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-27T23:02:35Z-
dc.date.issued1999-09-30-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/617629-
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 with groundwater pumping. The primary purpose of the model was to aid the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission in assessing options for water resources development in the Lower Rio Grand Basin from Caballo Reservoir in New Mexico to El Paso, Texas. One such assessment was to evaluate the effect of secondary irrigation releases from Caballo Reservoir on the water budget. In addition, the model will eventually be linked to a surface water model (BESTSM) being utilized by the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission to evaluate water supply alternatives for El Paso, Texas. Stress periods were specified on a seasonal basis, a primary irrigation season from March through October and a secondary irrigation season from November through February. Analysis of model output indicates that groundwater pumping decreases Rio Grande flows, secondary 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
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was authorized by the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission as part of a joint investigation with Boyle Engineering to study the feasibility of an interstate conveyance, treatment and distribution of Rio Grande project water for the Las Cruces and El Paso area. The views, recommendations, and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the New Mexico -Texas Water Commission.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 99-020en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regentsen
dc.sourceProvided by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.en
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Simulation methods.en
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Rincon Valley -- Simulation methods.en
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- New Mexico -- Mesilla Region -- Simulation methods.en
dc.titleSimulation Of Groundwater Flow In The Rincon Valley Area And Mesilla Basin, New Mexico And Texasen_US
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dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis title from the Hydrology & Water Resources Technical Reports collection is made available by the Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. If you have questions about titles in this collection, please contact repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
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