Thursday, August 04, 2016

Environmental Award to New Mexico

This year's John C. Frye Memorial Award for Environmental Geology, co-sponsored by GSA and AASG, is going to authors at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, for the publication,

Geology and Hydrology of Groundwater-Fed Springs and Wetlands at La Cienega, Santa Fe County, NM .

An excerpt of the report summary notes: "La Cienega's springs and wetlands are important hydrologic, ecologic and cultural resources, and provide many beneficial water-related functions. The wetlands discharge groundwater from regional and local aquifers that provide the sole water source for the southern Santa Fe region. We investigate the wetland system by examining the hydrologic interactions manifested in the wetland water balance."

The award will be presented at the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver in September.

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