Hydrologic Recharge Feasibility Study for the Rio Grande Basin Augmentation
Organization: San Luis Valley Irrigation Well Owners, Inc
Date Approved: May 2014
Basin Funds: $8,000
State Funds: $142,000
This project included a hydrological feasibility study of potential off-channel groundwater recharge opportunities for augmentation in three study areas in Conejos County, exploring options for using Taos Valley #3 Ditch water for augmentation credits to offset well pumping depletions. The three study areas are the Conejos River, Punche Arroyo, and Rio San Antonio. The activities for each study area included the installation of piezometers (monitoring wells), establishing water table gradients, aquifer testing, and pilot ground Water Recharge testing.