A gravimetric study of the structure of the northeast portion of the Hueco Bolson, Texas employing GIS technology

Jose Angel Granillo, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This geophysical study focuses on a site being considered for an injection well to dispose of the concentrate by-product that will be produced by the groundwater desalinization plant being jointly built by the City of El Paso and Fort Bliss. Gravity, Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Landsat imagery and test hole data provided the building blocks to interpret the geologic structures in the target area, that lie in the northeast corner of El Paso County inside Fort Bliss territory. Existing gravity data in this area were compiled, and a considerable amount of new high-precision data was collected. These data were used to model the subsurface structure in the search for a suitable geologic feature that could be used as an injection reservoir. From the beginning of this study, the Silurian Fusselman Limestone was the targeted geologic formation considered for injection of the concentrate, because of its potential regions of high porosity and permeability. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)^

Subject Area

Geology|Engineering, Environmental

Recommended Citation

Granillo, Jose Angel, "A gravimetric study of the structure of the northeast portion of the Hueco Bolson, Texas employing GIS technology" (2004). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAIEP10552.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAIEP10552

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