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Open-file Report - 625
Winter 2021–2022 Water-Level Elevation Map for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area

Geoffrey Rawling



The residents of the Albuquerque metropolitan area rely in part on groundwater for domestic, municipal, and industrial use. An understanding of changes in groundwater levels and groundwater storage in the aquifer is necessary to achieve groundwater management goals set by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. Periodic and continuous water-level measurements in wells and maps of the water-level elevation surface, or water table, derived from these data are essential tools for understanding the groundwater resources of the region.

This report describes the preparation and interpretation of a water-table map for the Albuquerque area for the winter of 2021–2022. Water-level changes and changes in the amount of groundwater in storage in the aquifer since the predevelopment time period are presented. The present study also recasts recent water-level surface and changes since predevelopment in terms of water-level management criteria defined by the Water Authority.

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