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Union County

The AMP has collaborated with Northeastern SWCD to characterize and map sources of groundwater in the Ogallala and deep bedrock aquifers in east-central Union County. Limited water resources from these border aquifers are supporting the Village of Clayton, as well as rural ranch communities and center-pivot agriculture in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. A preliminary report is expected in April 2013 describing the aquifer system and describing the observed hydrologic changes in the region.

Funded by the Aquifer Mapping Program, the Bureau of Geology, Northeastern SWCD and Healy Foundation.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Geoffrey C. Rawling, Field Geologist

AMP-Relevant Publications

Groundwater Surface Map of Union County and the Clayton Underground Water Basin, northeast New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 570, April,
2015, Geoffrey C. Rawling

Hydrogeology of East-Central Union County, northeast New Mexico

Available for free download.

Open-file Report 555, October,
2013, Geoffrey C. Rawling

Hydrogeology of East-Central Union County, northeast New Mexico

Available for free download.

Presentation made to New Mexico Geological Society - 2013 Annual Spring Meeting (2.4MB), Geoffrey Rawling