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Main Title Pollution Studies of the Regional Ogallala Aquifer at Portales, New Mexico.
Author Bigbe, P. David ; Taylo, R. G. ;
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-RR-005; OWRR-A-034-NMEX; 14434,; OWRR-A-034-NMEX(2)
Stock Number PB-212 264
Additional Subjects ( Aquifers ; Water pollution) ; ( Water pollution ; New Mexico) ; Ground water ; Nitrates ; Coliform bacteria ; Semiarid land ; Seasonal variations ; Ground water recharge ; Public health ; Water supply ; Concentration(Composition) ; Portales(New Mexico) ; Ogallala aquifer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 264 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 33p
Preliminary examination of the aquifer in the vicinity of Portales, New Mexico, indicated the presence of coliform bacteria within a two mile radius of the town of Portales. Coliform organisms are used as bacterial indicators of fecal pollution. The presence of these bacterial organisms in the water table at Portales is indicative of recharge to the aquifer. The study examines both chemical and bacterial parameters of the aquifer and extends the results to elucidate any possible seasonal variations and sources of the pollution in the ground water. (Author)