Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 74, núm. 2, A170222, 2022



Hidrodinámica regional de Los Ríos, Tabasco, México

Regional hydrodynamics of Los Ríos, Tabasco, Mexico


Roger González-Herrera 1,*, Iván Cámara-Yamá1, Ismael Sánchez y Pinto1

Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Avenida Industrias no Contaminantes por Periférico Norte, Tablaje Catastral 12685. Mérida, 97302, Yucatán, México.

*Autor para correspondencia: (R. González- Herrera) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cómo citar este artículo:

González-Herrera, R., Cámara-Yamá, I., Sánchez y Pinto, I., 2022, Hidrodinámica regional de Los Ríos, Tabasco, México: Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 74 (2), A170222. 

Manuscrito recibido: 22 de Agosto de 2021;  Manuscrito corregido: 30 de Diciembre de 2021; Manuscrito aceptado: 15 de Febrero de 2022.



Groundwater-surface water interaction is important to study both physical and chemical flows in the hydrological cycle. Groundwater and surface water systems have generally been studied separately, making the flows between them difficult to quantify. However, the importance of understanding the influence of this interface on hydrological balances, geochemical cycles, ecosystems, and global change, is increasingly recognized. To contribute to this understanding, a study of the regional hydrodynamics of the Los Ríos area, Tabasco, Mexico, was conducted. A field research approach was followed to estimate the interactions between surface water and groundwater. The objective was to determine the current nature of the interaction of groundwater with surface water in the study area, and focused on quantifying the former’s flow based on historical information. The analysis of the piezometric data indicates that the hydraulic gradients are high, suggesting high recharge rates towards the surface water bodies that increase streamflow rates significantly. The groundwater recharge and discharge zones were delimited using a flow network.

Keywords: Groundwater - surface water interaction, hydrodynamics, piezometry, flow rates, Tabasco.