Metodología para la definición de unidades hidroestratigráficas: Caso del acuífero del valle del río Yaqui, Sonora, México

Translated title of the contribution: Methodology for the definition of hydrostratigraphic units: the case of the Yaqui River aquifer, Sonora, Mexico

Rogelio Monreal*, Miguel Rangel-Medina, Adrián Grijalva-Montoya, Ismael Minjarez-Sosa, Mariano Morales-Montaño

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Abstract

A method for defining hydrostratigraphic units is herein proposed, and various definitions of hydrostratigraphic units previously proposed are analyzed. Nevertheless, none of the definitions are widely accepted; therefore, the hydrostratigraphic units proposed here are defined using the lithologic characteristics of the sediments along with the values of hydraulic conductivity. A methodology to define hydrostratigraphic units in granular aquifers is proposed. The case of the Yaqui River aquifer is analyzed here and the hydrostratigraphic units are defined based on the characteristics of the sediments filling the basin, which correspond to fluvial sedimentary environments. Five hydrostratigraphic units were identified in the aquifer. Also, with the interpretation of the hydrostratigraphy, it was possible to determine the kind sediments present at different depths, thereby recognizing the presence of the ancient river channel of the Yaqui River.

Translated title of the contributionMethodology for the definition of hydrostratigraphic units: the case of the Yaqui River aquifer, Sonora, Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)119-135
Number of pages17
JournalBoletin de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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