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Open-file Report - 556
An update on the hydrogeology of Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico

Stacy Timmons



On June 5, 2013, the Village of Magdalena notified the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) that their primary pumping well was not functioning properly. At that time, the NMED contacted the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (the Bureau) for geologic and hydrologic information and technical support in the region. In reaction to the Magdalena village well problems, broad community concern developed regarding the present water conditions. To help address this concern, the Bureau and its Aquifer Mapping Program (with the NMED), commenced a small-scale hydrogeologic assessment supported entirely from New Mexico state funding. Bureau staff was onsite on several occasions in June 2013 to measure water levels and provide historic hydrogeologic information regarding the Village of Magdalena wells.


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