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Study plan for the regional aquifer-system analysis of alluvial basins in south-central Arizona and adjacent states

Open-File Report 80-1197

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has started a 4-year study of the alluvial basins in south-central Arizona and parts of California , Nevada, and New Mexico to describe the hydrologic setting, available groundwater resources, and effects of historical development on the groundwater system. To aid in the study, mathematical models of selected basins will be developed for appraising local and regional flow systems. Major components necessary to accomplish the study objectives include the accumulation of existing data on groundwater quantity and quality, entering the data into a computer file, identification of data deficiencies, and development of a program to remedy the deficiencies by collection of additional data. The approach to the study will be to develop and calibrate models of selected basins for which sufficient data exist and to develop interpretation-transfer techniques whereby general predevelopment and postdevelopment conceptual models of the hydrologic system in other basins may be synthesized. The end result of the project will be a better definition of the hydrologic parameters and a better understanding of the workings of the hydrologic system. The models can be used to study the effects of management alternatives and water-resources development on the system. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Study plan for the regional aquifer-system analysis of alluvial basins in south-central Arizona and adjacent states
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-1197
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 26 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.