The Española Basin, New Mexico

The Española basin is considered a "critical groundwater basin" because it is the primary groundwater resource for the cities and surrounding urbanizing areas of Santa Fe, Española, Los Alamos, and eight Pueblo nations. Improving our understanding of the three-dimensional hydrogeologic and geologic frameworks of the basin is a requisite step toward better management of its ground water. Geologic and geophysical studies are key to developing this framework.

The objectives of EBTAG are to:

The organizations represented by EBTAG are:

Representatives to the Española Basin Technical Advisory Group:

Government, Agency, or Research Group Representative
City of Santa Fe William Schneider
Española Basin Regional Issues Forum (EBRIF) Charlie Nylander
Jemez Y Sangre Water Planning Council Charlie Nylander
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) - hydrology Danny Katzman & Amanda White
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Peggy Johnson & Dan Koning
New Mexico Environment Department Susan von Gonten
New Mexico Office of State Engineer Laura Petronis
Santa Fe County Karen Torres
University of New Mexico - EPS Grant Meyer
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Dean Zimmerman
USGS-New Mexico District Office Doug McAda
USGS-Rio Grande Basin project Tien Grauch & Mark Hudson

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