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Socorro-Sierra Water Region Maps



Here, you'll be able to download and view maps and GIS data of the planning region. If you would like to see an already produced map, use the Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file. The PDF file is probably the easiest if you'd like to print out a copy. You can also view, without downloading, the pdf file by clicking the link and choosing "open" instead of "save as." If you'd like to download the GIS data to produce your own map, you can download the the ArcGIS (.mxd) file. After that, you'll need to click the folder icon by the word "data" for that particular map to download all the associated data files. Each data file is in .zip format. I highly recommend after unzipping the folders using ArcCatalog to move them. If you do use Windows Explorer, however, be sure to copy over all the files you unzipped (inlcluding the "info" folder). If you do not, ArcGIS may not recognize the file.

Please not this page is fairly long with quite a bit of white space. You can either use the scroll bar on the right or use one of these links to scroll throughout the page.
| Planning Region | Underground Waterbasins | Land use | Land ownership | Watersheds | Water Level Contours | Depth to Water |Water Quality | Salinity | Geology | Aquifer Vulnerability | Population Density | Average Annual Precipitation | July Max Temperature | January Min Temperature | Evaporation |

Planning Region

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A basic map outlining the area, showing prominent features and topological relief.

Underground Water Basins

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A thematic map the underground water basins in the Socorro-Sierra Water Planning Region.

Land Use

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A thematic map showing the uses of land in the Socorro-Sierra Water Planning area.  This includes categories such as residential, industrial, commercial, agriculture, and so forth.

Land Ownership

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A thematic map showing the ownership of major areas in the Socorro-Sierra Water Planning area.  This includes divisions such as private land and government held land (the forest service, military bases, Indian reservations, Bureau of Land Management land, and so forth).

Watersheds

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A thematic map showing the watershed regions (which reveal drainage patterns and the flow of water).

Water Level Contours

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A thematic map showing the elevation of the later level (in feet) throughout the planning region.

Depth to Water

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A thematic map showing the depth to groundwater at various well sites throughout the planning region.

Water Quality

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Details chemical composition of areas surrounding wells, represented with Stiff diagrams.

Salinity

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A thematic map showing the salinity levels at wells throughout the planning region (in milligrams per liter).

Geology

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A thematic map showing the surface geology of the planning region.

Aquifer Vulnerability

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Describes areas of aquifer vulnerability, ranging from very low vulnerability to very high vulnerability.

Population Density

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A thematic map showing the population density, in persons per square mile, over a continuous surface.

Average Annual Precipitation

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A thematic map showing the precipitation level (in inches) throughout the planning region as contours (isohyets)

July Maximum Temperature

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Shows july high temperature with contours (isotherms)

January Minimum Temperature

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Shows January minimum temperatures with contours (isotherms).

Evaporation

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Shows evaporation level (in inches) using contour lines.
  • fig16_evaporation.ai
  • fig16_evaporationb.pdf
  • fig16_evaporation_mxd.zip
  • Data