Geomorphic surfaces along the Rio Grande Valley from El Paso, Texas to Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico

TitleGeomorphic surfaces along the Rio Grande Valley from El Paso, Texas to Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsHawley JW
Conference NameNew Mexico Geological Society Guidebook of Southwestern New Mexico II
VolumeSixteenth Field Conference
Pagination188-198
Date Published1965
PublisherNew Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
Call Number00101
Keywordsabstract, abstracts, conference, conference proceedings, conferences, Desert Project, geology,Cenozoic, geomorphology, Cenozoic, proceeding, proceedings, soil, geomorphology relationships
AbstractThe flood plain of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and Texas near El Paso is flanked by an ascending sequence of geomorphic surfaces graded to successively higher and older flood-plain positions of the ancestral river. These valley-border surfaces represent major cycles of erosion, accompanied by lesser amounts of backfilling, and they are in turn inset below remnants of an early (?) to mid-Pleistocene complex of basin-filled surfaces.
Custom 1Socorro, New Mexico