Groundwater in the Southwestern Part of the Jemez Mountains Volcanic Region, New Mexico

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Conference Paper: Groundwater in the Southwestern Part of the Jemez Mountains Volcanic Region, New Mexico

Abstract
Warm springs in the Jemez Mountains volcanic region have long been used for bathing, and their water has been thought by many to have therapeutic value. More recently the springs have taken on added significance as evidence of the geothermal resources of the region. These warm springs are few in number, and their total flow is much less than that of the nonthermal springs. The Jemez Mountains are relatively well watered, as compared with the surrounding lower country. Part of the water from rain and melting snow runs off quickly, but part drains more slowly, being stored temporarily in the ground and even circulating to some depth before reappearing at the land surface. The water supports a vegetative cover, including dense forest in the high country, provides the base flow of the streams, and is the source of water supply in the region. This report is a brief preliminary description of ground water in part of the Jemez Mountains region, with particular reference to the thermal water.

Author 
Frank W. Trainer






Conference 
25th Annual Field Conference; Ghost Ranch, North-Central NM; 1974


Published 
New Mexico Geological Society, 1974





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Citation

Frank W. Trainer. 1974. Groundwater in the Southwestern Part of the Jemez Mountains Volcanic Region, New Mexico. In: Field Conf. Guidebook. 25th Annual Field Conference; 1974; Ghost Ranch, North-Central NM. Ghost Ranch, North-Central NM: New Mexico Geological Society; p. 337-345