Identification of Recharge-Discharge Areas of the Palo Duro Basin, Texas Panhandle


This report presents the preliminary results of research to identify the recharge and discharge areas of the major aquifers in the Palo Duro Basin. Recharge has been investigated by studying the isotopic compositions of surface and shallow ground waters in New Mexico and Texas. Discharge studies have focused on identifying the source of the brine discharged in springs and seeps along the outcrop of Permian rocks east of the Caprock Escarpment.


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