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Water-level contours and ground water flow conditions (2000 to 2005) for the Santa Fe area, southern Espanola Basin, New Mexico - Open-file Report 520

Ground-water-elevation data from wells and springs in the Santa Fe area were compiled from existing sources and supplemented with well measurements taken between 2003 and 2005 by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) at New Mexico Tech, the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (NMOSE), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Existing data sources include the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the City and County of Santa Fe, private consultants and drilling companies, and records of the Eldorado Water and Sanitation District (EWSD). Water level data originate from municipal, commercial, exploration, and private domestic wells and the NMOSE multi-level piezometers. The ground-waterelevation contours were interpolated from point data using an inverse distance method (IDW) in ARC INFO 9.3, followed by manual adjustment at study area boundaries and well fields.

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