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Las Cruces New Mexico - Underground Oceans Aquifers 20 May 2022 ( news )
Las Cruces , state New Mexico ( By Press Release office)
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Come join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for our first “An Ocean of Possibilities” Adult Summer Reading Program of the season , Underground Oceans: Aquifers!
Join us at 6:30 p . m . Thursday , June 2 , 2022 , as Brian A . Hampton , PhD from the Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University talks about Underground Oceans: Aquifers . The presentation will take place in the Roadrunner Room on the second floor of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library , 200 E . Picacho Ave .
Dr . Hampton describes this presentation as Local Aquifers 101 and says that “Although greater than 70 percent of Earth is covered by water , only about 1 percent is available for human use in the form of fresh surface water and subsurface groundwater . ”
This talk will explore fresh water as one of our most important resources and provide a context for understanding groundwater in the overall water cycle . Additionally , we will investigate some of the key aquifers in the southwestern U . S . including our own aquifer system in the Mesilla Valley .
For information , contact Deanna Duffy , writer , at 575/528 - 4001 or by email at
dduffy@las - cruces . org
This information can be made available in alternate formats by calling 575/528 - 4102 or 575/528 - 4008 ( TTY ) . Anyone who requires an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event should call the library at least 48 hours in advance at 575/528 - 4102 or 575/528 - 4008 ( TTY ) .
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