Peer Reviewed Publications (1990-2010)

These are links to the peer reviewed publications related to USA/Mexico water

2010

Environmental Protection and Natural Resources

Environmental issues and the management of natural resources have become a significantelement of the binational relationship between Mexico and the United States during the lastthree decades. The environmental challenges now shaping the bilateral agenda for environmentalcooperation ar e formidable and their address engagesa rich and diverse set of institutions andstakeholders at multiple levels of government across the international boundary.

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Interaction of a river with an alluvial basin aquifer: Stable isotopes, salinityand water budgets

Christopher J. Eastoea, William R. Hutchisonb, Barry J. Hibbsc, John Hawleyd, James F. Hogan

Detailed sets of tracer data (isotopes, salinity) and the results of MODFLOW modeling of water budgetsprovide an unprecedented opportunity for comparing modeling with field data in the area where the RioGrande enters the Hueco Bolson basin of Texas and Chihuahua. Water from the Rio Grande has rechargedthe Hueco Bolson aquifer to a depth of 300 m below the surface in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area, thedepth of infiltration corresponding to the depth of ancestral Rio Grande fluvial sediments. Groundwaterbeneath the river exhibits complex isotope and salinity stratification. Post-dam (post –1916, type A) riverwater has infiltrated to depths up to 80 m. Pre-dam (type B) river water has infiltrated to 300 m depthnear downtown El Paso, and has mixed with, or been displaced further downstream by high-salinitynative Hueco Bolson groundwater (type C, present in the basin north of the river). Salinity and isotopeboundaries do not correspond precisely. Isotope stratification corresponds to water residence time and(for type C) to degree of evaporation; the highest salinities are associated with the most evaporatedwater. Modeling of water budgets in the basin fill beneath the river predicts present-day mixing of watertypes B and C where changing rates of pumping have caused a reversal of groundwater flow directionbetween El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, and deep recharge of type B water under conditions prevailing inthe 1960s.

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2008

The Colorado river delta (Mexico): ecological importance and management

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Physiographically sensitive mapping of climatological temperature and precipitation across the conterminous United States

Christopher Daly Michael Halbleib Joseph I. Smith Wayne P. Gibson Matthew K. Doggett George H. Taylor Jan Curtis Phillip P. Pasteris

Spatial climate data sets of 1971–2000 mean monthly precipitation and minimum and maximum temperature were developed for the conterminous United States. These 30‐arcsec (∼800‐m) grids are the official spatial climate data sets of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ..

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2007

Ground-water/Surface-water responses to Global Climate Simulations, Santa Clara-Calleguas Basin, Ventura County, California, 1950-93

Hanson, R.T. and Dettinger, M.D., 2005

Hanson, R.T. and Dettinger, M.D., 2005, Ground-water/Surface-water responses to Global Climate Simulations, Santa Clara-Calleguas Basin, Ventura County, California, 1950-93: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No.3, pp. 517 – 536

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2006

Relations between climate variability and hydrologic time series from four alluvial basins across the southwestern United States

Hanson, R.T., Dettinger, M.D., and Newhouse, M.W., 2006, Relations between climate variability and hydrologic time series from four alluvial basins across the southwestern United States: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 1122-1146, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-006-0067-7

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2005

Collateral Damage: How the San Diego-Imperial Valley Water Agreement Affects the Mexican Side of the Border

This article contends that local water practices are a fundamental element of border water politics.

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Economía del Agua en Baja California: Reuso de Aguas Residuales Tratadas Bajo Mecanismos de Mercado. Selección Anual del Libro Universitario 2003-2004

Hoy, el modelo de crecimiento económico de los países desarro- llados está provocando patrones insostenibles de contaminación. Dentro de los principales problemas derivados de la relación indus- trialización, consumo, recursos naturales y medio ambiente, existe el que tiene que ver con la escasez de agua potable derivada de la interrupción del ciclo vital del agua y de la desigual distribución de la riqueza….

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2004

Inferring time-varying recharge from inverse analysis of long-term water levels

Dickinson, J.E., Hanson, R.T., Ferré, T.P.A., Leake, S.A., 2004, Inferring time-varying recharge from inverse analysis of long-term water levels: Water Resources Research, Vol. 40, No. 7, W07403, 15p

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A methodology to assess relations between climate variability and variations in hydrologic time series in the Southwestern United States: Journal of Hydrology

Hanson, R.T. Newhouse, M.W., and Dettinger, M.D., 2004, A methodology to assess relations between climate variability and variations in hydrologic time series in the Southwestern United States: Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 287, Nos. 1-4, pp. 253-270.,

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A farm package for MODFLOW-2000—Simulation of irrigation demand and conjunctively managed surface-water and ground-water supply

Schmid, W., 2004, A farm package for MODFLOW-2000—Simulation of irrigation demand and conjunctively managed surface-water and ground-water supply: Tucson, Ariz., The University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 278 p

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2001

Minute 242 and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for Managing Transboundary Groundwater on the Mexico-U.S. Border

haring transboundary groundwater remains one of the most pressing and difficult issues in Mexico-U.S. relationsdespite Minute 4 of he International Boundary and Water Commission, signed in 1973 which acknowledges the need to develop a comprehensive groundwater agreement or the borderregion

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Designing and Establishing Conservation Areas in the Baja California-Southern California Border Region

The border region of Baja California in Mexico and California inthe United States is a biologically diverse and unique landscape thatforms a portion of one of the world’s global biodiversity hotspots

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-2000

Application of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texa

– Hamilton, Susan Lynne, Maddock, Thomas III – 1993

Hamilton, S.L., and Maddock, T., III, 1993, Application of a ground-water flow model to the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico and Texas: Tucson, Ariz., University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, no. 93–020, variously paginated

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