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June 9 Cynthia Abeyta, a hydrologist and Middle Rio Grande coordinator
for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque tested
the ground water monitoring wells in the Willow Creek Bosque.
Water from three of the five wells were tested for solids. Water
was also sent to a lab for further testing for nitrates, etc.
in an attempt to determine the cause of 45 acres of dead and
dying cottonwoods. Testing will continue in July.
Abeyta calibrates her equipment before monitoring wells.
and a half gallons of water are purged from each will
with tests on each gallon.
Fish and Wildlife hydrologist Cyndie Abeyta monitors the
well and Bea Herrick of FORROS looks on.
are filled with water to be sent to the lab for further