Evaluation of water-level trends using spatiotemporal kriging in the Mimbres Basin, southwest New Mexico - Open-file Report 616

Water-level measurements in the Mimbres Basin made in early 2020 were combined with data extending back to 1980 to characterize water level trends in the region. The geostatistical method of spatiotemporal kriging was used to create water-level maps every five years from 1980 until 2020. Changes in water-levels over these five-year intervals were calculated. Compared to traditional spatial kriging, the spatiotemporal approach offers improved precision, more realistic maps of water levels and water-level changes, fewer artifacts due to changing well networks over time, and overall less uncertainty in predictions.

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Field Value
Division Hydrogeology
Subdivision Aquifer Mapping Program
Contact Name Geoffrey Rawling
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 575-835-5490
Publication Date 2021-06-01
Data Collection Timeframe 1980-01-01 - 2020-01-01
Data Collection Frequency One-time
Data Publishing Frequency One-time
Version 1.0
Geographic Location Grant County
Data Source NMBGMR
Source URL https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=616
Last Updated 10 January 2024
Published 29 March 2023