Spatial and Temporal Evolution of the Static Water Level of the Cuauhtemoc Aquifer during the Years 1973, 1991 and 2000: A Geographical Approach

Published in Journal of Geographic Information System, v. 6(05):572-584

Alatorre-Cejudo, L.C., D\iaz, R.E., Miramontes, S., Bravo, L.C. and Sánchez, E.

Publication year 2014
  • División Multidisciplinaria de la UACJ en Cuauhtémoc, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México
  • El Colegio de Sonora, Calle Obregón #54, Col. Centro, Hermosillo, México
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IAI Project CRN3056


In hydrogeology it is of great interest to examine the temporal and spatial evolution of aquifers. There are different ways of modeling an aquifer: physical models, models based on analog and mathematical techniques. Usually, mathematical techniques involve complex operations difficult to understand for some people, such as differential or partial equations. In contrast, our method requires only a basic knowledge of geometry and trigonometry. Moreover, it is only necessary to know the static level of the aquifer at three different dates. Of course, the results may be limited compared to those that use advanced mathematical methods however, our method provides a first approximation to determine the behavior of the aquifer through time. Overall, our results allowed us to follow the evolution of the aquifer in detail of various areas of increased extraction and in which removal has been increasing, but also of areas with a considerable recharge during the study period.