Configuración del nivel estático del acuífero Huizachal, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas  [Configuration of static level of the Huizachal Aquifer in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas]

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Alternate Title:Configuration of static level of the Huizachal Aquifer in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
Authors:Zúñiga-de León, David; de León-Gómez, Héctor; Chapa-Guerrero, José Rosbel; Masuch-Oesterreich, Dirk
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental, Chihuahua, Mexico
Other:
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Volume Title:Ingeniería Hidráulica en México (1985)
Source:Ingeniería Hidráulica en México (1985), 22(3), p.87-105. Publisher: Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. ISSN: 0186-4076
Publication Date:2007
Note:In Spanish with English summary. 17 refs.; illus., incl. strat. col., 5 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:This document presents basically three important aspects: the first one is related to the groundwater flow lines and the configuration of isohypse curves, in order to interpret the hydrodynamic behavior of the Huizachal aquifer. The second one is associated with the determination of the hydrogeochemical origin of springs and aquifers in the area of influence of Huizachal communities. The third one is centered in the characterization of the water resources that are consumed directly, without any treatment, by the residents of the communities established in the Huizachal area. In order to cover these topics, it was necessary to carry out stratigraphy and Lithology studies of the following geological rock formations: continental Triassic redbed (Huizachal formation), marine Jurassic formations (La Joya, Novillo, Olvido, and La Casita), and Cretaceous formations (lower Tamaulipas, Otates, upper Tamaulipas). Structurally speaking, there is an eroded anticlinal with NW-SE direction and one axis inclined towards the SE. The results of the inventory related to in-field measures of static levels indicate that the isohypses (curves of same piezometric level) show changes in the fractures and carstic aquifer because of their inhomogeneities and anisotropies. Groundwater flow lines are directed towards the SE with an average hydraulic gradient of 0.038 (adimensioned). According to Piper (1944), the groundwater turned out to be of the calcic-bicarbonated type. The main conclusion is that, from a hydrogeological prospection viewpoint, the study area has a low to medium potential, enough for agricultural or domestic uses.
Subjects:Agriculture; Aquifers; Bicarbonate ion; Calcium carbonate; Carbonate rocks; Clastic rocks; Climate; Controls; Cretaceous; Drainage; Drinking water; Fluctuations; Folds; Fractures; Geochemistry; Ground water; Hydrochemistry; Hydrodynamics; Ions; Jurassic; Karst hydrology; La Casita Formation; Limestone; Major elements; Mesozoic; Potentiometric surface; Preferential flow; Preventive measures; Protection; Recharge; Red beds; Regional planning; Reservoir rocks; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Springs; Upper Jurassic; Urbanization; Water quality; Water resources; Water supply; Water table; Water use; Water wells; Mexico; Tamaulipas Mexico; Ciudad Victoria Mexico; Huizachal Aquifer; Huizachal Group; La Joya Formation; Novillo Formation; Olvido Formation; Otates Formation; Tamaulipas Formation
Coordinates:N221800 N274200 W0970500 W0995500
Record ID:2008062296
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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