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.