An underground geological formation, part of a formation, or group of formations, containing water. Aquifers are sources of ground water for wells and springs. Most drinking water in New Mexico comes from wells which tap into aquifers.
  • Aquifer Sites - Specific features such as springs, sinkholes, or losing reaches of streams.
  • Aquifer Zone - Subdivisions of aquifers with different hydrologic conditions, such as recharge vs. discharge areas, or confined vs. unconfined areas
  • See also Alluvial Aquifer.
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