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Recharge to Groundwater in the Mesilla Basin Aquifer
System from a Flood Irrigated Alfalfa Field

The principal investigators for this project are Kevin Boyko (Research Assistant, NM WRRI), Salim Bawazir (Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, NMSU), and Alexander Fernald (Director, NM WRRI).

The purpose of this project will be to process soil moisture data, analyze applied irrigation, and use previous TAAP study year measured ET data to estimate recharge for 2018 and 2019 and compare with 2017 results. Each of these years from 2017 to 2019 varied greatly in water availability to farmers.