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Hydrogeologic investigation of the southern Taos Valley, Taos County, New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 581,
2016, Peggy S. Johnson, Paul W. Bauer, and Brigitte Felix

Hydrogeologic investigation of the northern Taos Plateau, Taos County, New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 544,
2011, *Updated November 2012, Peggy S. Johnson and Paul W. Bauer

Hydrogeology of the northern Taos Plateau, Taos County

Available for free download.

Poster 2011, Peggy S. Johnson and Paul W. Bauer

Hydrogeologic investigation of the northern Taos Plateau, Taos County, New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 544
2011, *Updated November 2012, Peggy S. Johnson and Paul W. Bauer

Hydrogeologic investigation of the Arroyo Hondo Area, Taos County

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 505
2007, Peggy S. Johnson, Paul W. Bauer, and Brigitte Felix

Springs of the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos County, New Mexico: Inventory, data report, and preliminary geochemistry

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 506
2007, Paul W. Bauer, Peggy S. Johnson, and Stacy Timmons

Geology and hydrogeology of the Arroyo Seco area, Taos County, New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 492 (Final technical report),
2005, Geoffrey C. Rawling

Selected References

  1. Aby, S. and Hallet, B., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Tres Ritos 7.5 minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 145, scale 1:24,000.
  2. Aby, S. and Timmons, J.M., 2005, Preliminary geologic map of the El Valle 7.5 minute quadrangle, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 105, scale 1:24,000.
  3. Akin, P. D., and Borton, R. L., 1971, General geology and ground water conditions in the Tres Piedras area, Taos and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer Open-File Report, 7 p.
  4. Aldrich, M. J., and Dethier, D. P., 1990, Stratigraphic and tectonic evolution of the northern Española basin, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102, p. 1695–1705.
  5. Bankey, V., Grauch, V. J. S., Drenth, B., and Geophex, Inc., 2006, Digital data from the Santa Fe East and Questa-San Luis helicopter magnetic surveys in Santa Fe and Taos Counties, NM, and Costilla County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2006–1170, 4 pp with maps; available as digital product only at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1170/.
  6. Baldridge, W. S., Dickerson, P. W., Riecker, R. E., and Zidek, J. (eds.), 1984, Guidebook to Rio Grande rift, northern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 35, 380 p.
  7. Bauer, P. W. and Johnson, P. S., 2010, A rare, large artesian subaqueous spring in the upper Rio Grande: New Mexico Geology, v. 32, no. 1, p. 26–27.
  8. Bauer, P. W., 2010, The Rio Grande Gorge, in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L. G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 189–199.
  9. Bauer, P. W., 2010, The Southern Rocky Mountains, in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L. G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 219–272.
  10. Bauer, P. W., 2005, The geology and landscape of the Taos region: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Mining in New Mexico, New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Guide No. 4, p. 7–11.
  11. Bauer, P. W., and Helper, M., 1994, Geology of the Trampas 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Geologic Map GM-71, scale 1:24,000.
  12. Bauer, P. W., and Kelson, K., 1999, Geology of the Taos SW 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 12, scale 1:12,000.
  13. Bauer, P. W., and Kelson, K., 2000, Geology of the Ranchos de Taos 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 33, scale 1:12,000.
  14. Bauer, P. W., and Kelson, K., 2002, Geology of the Taos 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 43, scale 1:12,000.
  15. Bauer, P. W., Kelson, K. I. and Aby, S. B., 2005, Geologic map of the Penasco 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file geologic map OF-GM 62, scale 1:24,000.
  16. Bauer, P. W., Johnson, P. S., and Timmons, S., 2008, Springs of the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos County, New Mexico: Inventory, Data Report, and preliminary geochemistry: Final Technical Report for Taos County, New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 506, 21 p. plus plates and appendices.
  17. Bauer, P. W. Helper, M. A., and Aby, S., 2005, Revised preliminary geologic map of the Trampas 7.5 minute quadrangle, Rio Arriba and Taos Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 104, scale 1:24,000.
  18. Bauer, P. W., Johnson, P. J., and Kelson, K. I., 1999, Geology and hydrogeology of the southern Taos Valley, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 501, 80 p., with 4 oversize plates.
  19. Bauer, P. W., Lucas, S. G., Mawer, C. K., and McIntosh, W. C. (eds.), 1990, Tectonic development of the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 41, 450 p.
  20. Benson, A. L., 2004, Groundwater geology of Taos County: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 55, p. 420–432.
  21. Bliss, J. H., 1928, Seepage study on Rio Grande between State line bridge, Colorado, and Embudo, New Mexico, and between Alamosa, Colorado, and Embudo, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer, Ninth Bienn. Report, 1928–1930, July 1928, p. 27–40.
  22. Brimhall, R. M., and Titus, F. B., 1967, Hydrologic reconnaissance and recommendations for ground-water development on the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Open-File Report, 24 p.
  23. Brister, B. S., Bauer, P. W., Read, A. S., and Lueth, V. W., eds., 2004, Geology of the Taos Region, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 55, 448 p.
  24. Bryan, Kirk, 1928, Preliminary report on the geology of the Rio Grande Canyon as affecting the increase in flow of the Rio Grande south of the New Mexico—Colorado boundary: New Mexico State Engineer 9th Biennial Report, 1928–1930, p. 107–120.
  25. Chapin, C. E., and Cather, S. M., 1994, Tectonic setting of the axial basins of the northern and central Rio Grande rift; in Keller, G. R. and Cather, S. M. (eds.), Basins of the Rio Grande rift: Structure, stratigraphy, and tectonic setting: Geological Society of America Special Paper 291, p. 5–25.
  26. Coons, L. M., and Kelly, T. E., 1984, Regional hydrogeology and the effect of structural control on the flow of groundwater in the Rio Grande trough, northern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 35, p. 241–244.
  27. Cordell, L., 1978, Regional geophysical setting of the Rio Grande rift: Geological Society of America Bulletin 89, p. 1073–1090.
  28. Cordell, L., and Keller, G. R., 1984, Regional structural trends inferred from gravity and aeromagnetic data in the New Mexico—Colorado border region: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 35, p. 21–23.
  29. Crouch, T. M., 1985, Potentiometric surface, 1980, and water level changes, 1969–80, in the unconfined valley-fill aquifers of the San Luis Basin, Colorado and New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-683, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
  30. Drakos, P., and Lazarus, J., 1998, Hydrogeologic characterization, surface water-ground water interaction, and water quality in the southern San Luis basin in the vicinity of Taos, New Mexico: Proceedings of the 1998 Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum, p. 104–114.
  31. Dungan, M. A., Muehlberger, W. R., Leininger, L., Peterson, C., McMillan, N. J., Gunn, G., Lindstrom, M., and Haskin, L., 1984, Volcanic and sedimentary stratigraphy of the Rio Grande Gorge and the Late Cenozoic geologic evolution of the southern San Luis Valley: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 35, p. 157–170.
  32. Garn, H. S., 1984, Spatial and temporal variations in water quality of the Rio Grande—Red River Wild and Scenic River, Taos County, New Mexico; in Selected papers on water quality and pollution in New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hydrologic Report 7, p. 49–59.
  33. Garn, H. S., 1985, Point and nonpoint source trace elements in a wild and scenic river of northern New Mexico: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, v. 40, no. 5, p. 458–462.
  34. Garrabrant, L. A., 1993, Water resources of Taos County, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93–4107, 86 p.
  35. Gruner, J. W., 1920, Geologic reconnaissance of the southern part of the Taos Range, New Mexico: Journal of Geology, v. 28, no. 8.
  36. Hawley, J. W. (compiler), 1978, Guidebook to Rio Grande rift in New Mexico and Colorado: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Circular 163, 241 p.
  37. Hearne, G. A., and Dewey, J. D., 1988, Hydrologic analysis of the Rio Grande basin north of Embudo, New Mexico, Colorado and New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 86–4113, 244 p.
  38. Heffern, E. L., 1990, A geologic overview of the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 41, p. 229–236.
  39. Jenkins, D. N., 1959, Ground-water conditions and geology of Sunshine Valley and western Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer Technical Report 12.
  40. Johnson, P. S., Bauer, P. W. and Felix, B., 2009, Hydrogeology of the Arroyo Hondo area, Taos County, New Mexico: Final Technical Contract Report for Taos County: New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 505, 35 p. plus plates and appendices.
  41. Keller, G. R., Cordell, Lindrith, Davis, G. H., et al., 1984, A geophysical study of the San Luis Basin: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 35, p. 51–58.
  42. Kelson, K. I., 1986, Long-term tributary adjustments to base level lowering in northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico [M. S. thesis]: University of New Mexico, 210 p.
  43. Kelson, K.I. and Bauer, P.W., 2008, Geologic map of the Guadalupe Mountain 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file geologic map OF-GM 168, scale 1:24,000.
  44. Kelson, K.I. and Bauer, P.W., 2006, Geologic map of the Arroyo Hondo 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file geologic map OF-GM 116, scale 1:24,000.
  45. Kelson, K. I., and Bauer, P. W., 2003, Geology of the Los Cordovas 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 63, scale 1:24,000.
  46. Kelson, K. I., and Bauer, P. W., 1998, Geology of the Carson 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF GM-22, scale 1:12,000.
  47. Kelson, K. I., and Wells, S. G., 1987, Present-day fluvial hydrology and long-term tributary adjustments, northern New Mexico; in Quaternary tectonics, landform evolution, soil chronologies and glacial deposits—northern Rio Grande rift of New Mexico: Friends of the Pleistocene-Rocky Mountain Cell Guidebook, p. 95–109.
  48. Kelson, K.I., Bauer, P. W., and Rawling, G., 2010, Geologic map of the Arroyo Seco 7.5-minute quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file geologic map OF-GM 170, scale 1:24,000.
  49. Koning, D.J., Aby, S., and Kelson, K., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Taos Junction quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 144, scale 1:24,000.
  50. Koning, D. J., Karlstrom, K. E., May, J., Skotnicki, S. J., Horning, R., Newell, D., Muehlberger, W. R., 2005, Preliminary geologic map of the Ojo Caliente 7.5 minute quadrangle, Rio Arriba and Taos Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-File Digital Geologic Map OF-GM 101, scale 1:24,000.
  51. Lambert, P. W., 1966, Notes on the late Cenozoic geology of the Taos–Questa area, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 17, p. 43–50.
  52. Leininger, R. L., 1982, Cenozoic evolution of the southernmost Taos plateau, New Mexico [M.S. thesis]: University of Texas at Austin, 110 p.
  53. Lipman, P. W., and Mehnert, H. H., 1975, Late Cenozoic basaltic volcanism and development of the Rio Grande depression in the southern Rocky Mountains: Geological Society of America Memoir 144, p. 119–154.
  54. Lipman, P. W., and Mehnert, H. H., 1979, The Taos Plateau volcanic field, northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico; in Riecker, R. C. (ed.), Rio Grande rift: Tectonics and magmatism: American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., p. 289–311.
  55. Lipman, P. W., and Reed, J. C., Jr., 1989, Geologic map of the Latir volcanic field and adjacent areas: U.S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1907, scale 1: 48,000.
  56. Machette, M. N., and Personius, S. F., 1984, Quaternary and Pliocene faults in the eastern part of the Aztec quadrangle and the western part of the Raton quadrangle, northern New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, Map MF-1465-B, scale 1:250,000.
  57. McKinlay, P. F., 1956, Geology of Costilla and Latir Peak quadrangles, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Bulletin 42, 32 p.
  58. McKinlay, P. F., 1957, Geology of the Questa quadrangle, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Bulletin 53, 23 p.
  59. Muehlberger, W. R., 1979, The Embudo fault between Pilar and Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico: An active intracontinental transform fault: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 30, p. 77–82.
  60. Northrop, S. A., and Read, C. B. (eds.), 1966, Guidebook of Taos-Raton-Spanish Peaks Country, New Mexico and Colorado: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 17, 128 p.
  61. Pazzaglia, F. J., and Wells, S. G., 1990, Quaternary stratigraphy, soils and geomorphology of the northern Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 41, p. 423–430.
  62. Personius, S. F., and Machette, M. N., 1984, Quaternary faulting in the Taos Plateau region, northern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook 30, p. 83–90.
  63. Rawling, G. C., 2005, Geology and Hydrogeology of the Arroyo Seco Area, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, Open-File Report 492, 28 p. plus plates.
  64. Rehder, T. R., 1986, Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and petrography of the Picuris Formation in Ranchos de Taos and Tres Ritos quadrangles, north-central New Mexico [M.S. thesis]: Southern Methodist University, 110 p.
  65. Shomaker, John W. and Johnson, Peggy, 2005, Hydrology and Water Supply in the Taos Region: New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Guide No. 4, Mining in New Mexico—the Environment, Water, Economics, and Sustainable Development, p. 12-15.
  66. Spiegel, Zane, 1962, Hydraulics of certain stream-connected aquifer systems: New Mexico State Engineer Special Report, 102 p.
  67. Spiegel, Zane, 1969, Geology and ground-water conditions at Arroyo Hondo, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer Open-File Report, 22 p.
  68. Spiegel, Zane, and Couse, I. W., 1969, Availability of ground water for supplemental irrigation and municipal-industrial uses in the Taos Unit of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation San Juan–Chama Project, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer, Open-File Report, 22 p.
  69. Summers, W. K., and Hargis, L. L., 1985, Commentary on hydrogeologic cross section through Sunshine Valley, Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico Geology, v. 7, no. 3, p. 54–55.
  70. Wells, S. G., Kelson, K. I., and Menges, C. M., 1987, Quaternary evolution of fluvial systems in the northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico and Colorado: Implications for entrenchment and integration of drainage systems; in Quaternary tectonics, landform evolution, soil chronologies and glacial deposits—Northern Rio Grande rift of New Mexico: Friends of the Pleistocene-Rocky Mountain Cell Guidebook, p. 95–109.
  71. Williams, R. S., Jr., and Hammond, S. E., 1989, Selected water quality characteristics and flow of ground water in the San Luis Basin, including the Conejos River subbasin, Colorado and New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report 89–4040, 43 p.
  72. Winograd, I. J., 1955, Groundwater for stock and domestic purposes in the vicinity of Taos Junction, Tres Piedras, and No Aqua, Taos and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 55–202, 20 p.
  73. Winograd, I. J., 1959, Ground-water conditions and geology of Sunshine Valley and western Taos County, New Mexico: New Mexico State Engineer Office, Technical Report 12, 70 p.