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Submissions from 2018

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Opportunities to Enhance Environmental Flows on the Rio Chama, Anjali Bean

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An Update and Analysis of the Corrales Bosque Preserve Vegetation Map, Brett Feldhahn

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A real-time data monitoring prototype protocol to advance environmental management through a citizen science approach– A case study in Nepal, Corinne Fox

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Surface-water groundwater interactions in the Middle Rio Grande, NM Implications for bank storage and native species, Tom Heller

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How a Brownfield Redevelopment Planning Effort in Gallup Resulted in A New Regulation for Vapor Intrusion in New Mexico, Michelle G. Hunter

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Providing Water for a Forgotten People: A Waterline Assessment of the Former Bennett Freeze Area, Nikki Rae Tulley

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Bank Erosion Control: Rio Pueblo de Taos, Noelani Eba-jah-mi Villa

Submissions from 2017

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Mapping the Albuquerque Aquifer’s Potentiometric Surface in 2016, Lucas Curry

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Diatom community response to an acidic, ambient temperature, geothermal gradient, April Fox

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The Cost of Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse in a Medium Sized Inland Community, Jason Glenn Herman

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Diatom communities of travertine-precipitating springs on a gradient of anthropogenic disturbance in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, Kathryn E. Mendoza

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Analyzing the Rio Chama Flow Project’s Capacity to Implement Adaptive Management, Avery Olshefski

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Investigation of physical and chemical characteristics of soils from high, moderate, low and unburned severity areas following the 2011 Las Conchas fire, Amanda A. Otieno

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Middle Rio Grande Surface and Well Water Quality and the Health Implications to Humans, Juan Carlos Peña-Philippides

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Feasibility of Rainwater Catchment in the Taos Mesa Community in Northern New Mexico, Miranda Rivera

Remotely-measured Evapotranspiration of a Restoration Landscape at Bosque del Apache NWR, William Lazar Tintor

Submissions from 2016

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Sensitivity of one-dimensional hydrologic model simulations: A model study of Lemes Canyon, New Mexico, Christopher W. Babis

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Predictions of Ponderosa Pine Resiliency to Climate Change in the Cebolla Canyon Watershed, New Mexico, Breana N. Chavez

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Where's the water? Using geospatial tools to facilitate water wheeling for the Central Arizona Project, Sara M. Gerlitz

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Managing the risks to groundwater resources during coalbed methane development in a rural community., Kathryn Q. Gilen

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Measuring the Effect of Urban Development on Runoff Volumes in Albuquerque, NM, Rachel Hertzman

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Assessing the geomorphological effects of ungulate exclosures on high elevation streams in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, Ryan Kelly

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Linking forests to faucets: Investigating alternative approaches for securing long-term funding for watershed restoration in New Mexico., Edward Neil McCorkindale IV

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Effects of the ground heat flux on snowpack ablation in a semi-arid mountain climate, Chad Mickschl

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Student preconceptions of arid, urban watershed management and how experiential learning might contribute to conceptual change., Rachel Aliyah Thomas

Submissions from 2015

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Route 66 Open Space: Environmental Inventory and Restoration Plan, Joseph A. Affinati

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Geochemical analysis and modeling for an artificial aquifer recharge study in the shallow zone squifer near Pojoaque, New Mexico., Edward-James (E.J.) Anderson

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Chemical interactions and mobility of uranium near abandoned mine wastes at Rio Paguate, Laguna New Mexico, Cherie L. De Vore

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Evaluation of the Geochemical Stability of the Sandia Canyon Wetland, Brian M. Iacona

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Assessing nitrate levels in the private well water of the Albuquerque and Espanola Basins, Meredith Porter

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Connecting stakeholders to water information : an assessment of New Mexico's leading water resources websites, Kathryn Cydne Schulte

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Understanding Trends in the New Mexico Dairy Industry, and Accounting for Direct and Indirect Water Use in Dairy Productions, Schuyler Smith

Submissions from 2014

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Examining the Rights-of-Way Process for Indian Allotment Lands Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, Bernadette Benally Fontenelle

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Estimation of Suspended-sediment Concentration Using Instream Turbidity as a Surrogate in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, Jeb E. Brown

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Presence of Total and Hexavalent Chromium in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Water Supply and Correlation with Other Constituents, Martha A. Hall

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Analysis of EPA Radionuclide Data from Water Samples on the Navajo Nation, Helenes Henderson

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Use of Incentive-Based Pricing: Cataloguing Current Water Rate Structures and Analyzing Community Adopter Characteristics for Select Municipalities in New Mexico, Ashley M. Hooper

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Past, Present, Future: The Evolution of a Wetland Treatment System in Dutchman Canyon on Vermejo Park Ranch, Zoe Isaacson

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The Domestic Well Exemption in the West: A Case Study of Santa Fe's Municipal Ordinance, Maxine N. Paul

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The Pueblo of Santa Clara (Kha P'o Owinge) resilience project : maintaining identity while preparing for an uncertain future, Matthew J. Piccarello

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Modeling acequia water use in the Rio Hondo Watershed, Sandeep Sabu

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Inundation Patterns and Their Effect on the Physical and Hydraulic Properties of Floodplain Soils in the Middle Rio Grande Floodplain, Sophie J. Stauffer

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Evidence of ground water contamination by on-site wastewater systems, Miriam Wamsley

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Comparison of Electrofishing Fish Surveys and Angler Observation on Three Reaches of the Upper Rio Grande, Barry Weinstock

Submissions from 2013

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Challenges, constraints and opportunities associated with development of a watershed-based stormwater permit in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, Molly Blumhoefer

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Evaluating the potential for establishment of two aquatic invasive plants in New Mexico, Constance Jones

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The microbial link in ecosystem processing in the East Fork of the Jemez River : extracellular enzyme response to habitat, seasonal fluctuations, and wildfire disturbance, Susan G. Kutvirt

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An investigation of groundwater age at the Shiprock, NM UMTRCA site, Bryan Lawlis

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Assessing change and resilience in a northern New Mexico acequia irrigation community, Amy R. Miller

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Revegetation guidelines for stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) closure in central New Mexico, Jennifer Payne-Ross

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Groundwater, economic, and legal analysis of a proposed diversion from the San Agustin Basin of New Mexico, David J. Reese

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Salinity of the lower middle Rio Grande, Socorro County, New Mexico, Belle T. Rehder

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Multi-year measurement of wholestream metabolism in a snowmelt-dominated montane ecosystem, Betsy Shafer

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Sources and controls of arsenic in the Santa Fe embayment, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Karen Torres

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Interpolation of rainfall for the Albuquerque area : a comparison to the Primary Local Climatological Data Site, Christopher N. Wolff

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Interpretation of the potentiometric surface along the Rio Grande at selected locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jeffrey Worthington

Submissions from 2012

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Soil radionuclide concentrations and preliminary stormwater model assessment at Material Disposal Area G, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Marquis B. Childs

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Impacts of Potential Development on Groundwater Resources in the Community of Cutter, New Mexico., Chance Coats

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Development of a water conservation plan for the Town of Buena Vista, Colorado, Rachel Friedman

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Estimating phreatophyte evapotranspiration from Diel groundwater fluctuations in the middle Rio Grande Bosque, Christian Gunning

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Wetland and riparian management plan, Alcalde/Velarde Valley, Upper Rio Grande, New Mexico, Jessica C. Johnston

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Benefits and costs of diverting 0.2 MGD influent from Los Alamos County wastewater system to Los Alamos National Laboratory Sanitary Wastewater System., Claire Kerven

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Distribution of uranium and other trace constituents in drainages downstream from reclaimed uranium mines in Cove wash, Arizona, Terri Lynn Lameman Austin

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Sustainable water supply for the Village of Kpandu Dafor, Volta Region, Ghana, Amy Louise

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Adaptive management for the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program : analysis and issues, Ralph Monfort

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An analysis of the Los Padillas Wildlife Sanctuary : A place-based environmental education model, Mariana Padilla

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Measuring acequia functionality : developing a tool for assessing New Mexico's community-Based irrigation systems, Marcos A. Roybal

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Channel rehabilitation to increase aquatic habitat and reestablish floodplain connectivity on the Upper Gila River, Eric Scherff

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Suitability assessment of non-potable water resources in the western United States for future thermoelectric cooling needs, Katie Zemlick

Submissions from 2011

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Erosion potential of the main branch of the Piedras Marcadas Watershed, Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico, Elaine S. Brouillard

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Pharmaceutically active compounds in residential and hospital effluent, municipal wastewater, and the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kathryn D. Brown

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Identifying barriers to low impact development and green infrastructure in the Albuquerque Area, Katherine LaBadie

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Integrating external costs into water utility asset management : an application of the threshold break rate method, Megan Marsee

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Past and present solid waste landfills in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Terry Nelson

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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in stormwater from the Pajarito Plateau, northern New Mexico., Marwin Shendo

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Comparison of two riparian assessment surveys : Proper Functioning Condition and the New Mexico Watershed Watch Riparian Survey, Katherine A. Smith

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Analysis of the mixing of treated effluent discharge, surface water and shallow ground water using anionic constituents, Gary Stansifer

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An analysis of Navajo Nation snow courses and snowpack data in the Chuska Mountains, Lani Tsinnajinnie

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Using polymer ligand films for rapid radiochemical analyses, Crystal L. Tulley-Cordova

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Performance of a green roof lysimeter in an arid climate, Rick Young

Submissions from 2010

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Surface Water Quality of the Gallinas River in and around Las Vegas, New Mexico, Ron Amato

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Evaluating Stormwater Best Management Practices in a Small Urban Watershed, Kerry Gregg Bassore

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Cost of Compliance with a Lower Arsenic Drinking Water Standard in New Mexico, Kelly A. Bitner

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The Management of Nonpoint Sources of Contamination from the Embudo Watershed in the Vicinity of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rosemarie Chora

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Integrating a GIS-produced, Reach-based Hydrologic Analysis into a Dynamic Surface Water Model of the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, Ann Demint

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Water Quality and Public Health Monitoring of Surface Waters in the Kura-Araks River Basin of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, Amy Ewing

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Physical and Legal Aspects of River Rehabilitation; Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, April Fitzner

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An Environmental Analysis of the Drycleaning Industry:A New Mexico Perspective, Nancy J. Gillard

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A Water Audit of Albuquerque Manor Retirement Home: A Potential for Water Savings Study and Economic Analysis, Bill Hauck

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An assessment of domestic water consumption discrepancies between commercial farms and majengos along South Moi Lake Road, Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Barbara Heemink

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Environmental disturbance of oligotrophic bacteria and effects on water quality in deep karstic pools, Andrea Hunter

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Selective tree thinning in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed for water yield augmentation, Uday V. Joshi

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Potential Options to Reduce ESA Liability for Private New Mexico Irrigators Who May Be Liable for a Section 9 'Take', Geoffrey T. Klise

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Assessment and Preliminary Design of a Water Supply Project for the Village of Altos de la Paz, Honduras, Stephen M. Kolk

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Erosion Impacts from Recreation in the Enchanted Tower Climbing Area, New Mexico, Debby Mandeville

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Exposure Evaluation of an Aviation Gasoline Release at a Municipal Airport in Central Wisconsin, Nicole L. Marcell

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Using Geographic Information Systems to Predict Changes in Water Quality Due to Erosional Processes, A. Pete Martinez

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Utility response to drought : business of water management practices and function in view of decreased consumption, Louis Martinez

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Urbanization of Seven Springs, New Mexico:An Evaluation of Current and Projected Impacts on Ground- and Surface-Water Resources, William S. McDonald

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The Effects of a Prescribed Burn on Streambed Sediments, Macroinvertebrate Assemblages, and Water Quality in the Valle Toledo, Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, Jeanine K. McGann