Water Supply at Los Alamos during 1997

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Production of potable municipal water supplies during 1997 totaled about 1,285.9 million gallons from wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi well fields. There was no water used from the spring gallery in Water Canyon or from Guaje Reservoir during 1997. About 2.4 million gallons of water from Los Alamos Reservoir was used to irrigate public parks and recreational lands. The total water usage in 1997 was about 1,288.3 million gallons, or about 135 gallons per day per person living in Los Alamos County. Groundwater pumpage was down about 82.2 million gallons in 1997 compared with the pumpage in 1996. ... continued below

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Maes, M. N.; McLin, S. G. & Purtymun, W. D. December 1, 1998.

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Production of potable municipal water supplies during 1997 totaled about 1,285.9 million gallons from wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi well fields. There was no water used from the spring gallery in Water Canyon or from Guaje Reservoir during 1997. About 2.4 million gallons of water from Los Alamos Reservoir was used to irrigate public parks and recreational lands. The total water usage in 1997 was about 1,288.3 million gallons, or about 135 gallons per day per person living in Los Alamos County. Groundwater pumpage was down about 82.2 million gallons in 1997 compared with the pumpage in 1996. Four new replacement wells were drilled and cased in Guaje Canyon between October 1997 and March 1998. These wells are currently being developed and aquifer tests are being performed. A special report summarizing the geological, geophysical, and well construction logs will be issued in the near future for these new wells.

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  • Other: DE00003110
  • Report No.: LA-13548-PR
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/3110 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3110
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682183

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Maes, M. N.; McLin, S. G. & Purtymun, W. D. Water Supply at Los Alamos during 1997, report, December 1, 1998; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682183/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.