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Simulated changes in ground-water flow caused by hypothetical pumping in southeastern Carson City, Nevada

Open-File Report 87-769

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Abstract

An existing groundwater model was used to simulate changes in groundwater flow caused by hypothetical pumping in an area near the south-eastern part of Carson City, Nevada. A total of five hypothetical pumping patterns were used in the model simulations. The simulations assumed two pumping rates: total annual average pumpage of 1,100 gal/min and 1,700 gal/min, which were assumed constant throughout the year. Simulations of the lesser quantity of pumpage did not induce significant losses from the Carson River to the aquifer after 50 years of simulation. The simulations indicate that a maximum of 140 gal/min (220 acre-ft/year) of induced flow from the Carson River could occur as a result of projected total pumpage of 1,700 gal/min after 10 years; the induced flow could increase 320 gal/min (520 acre-ft/year) after 50 years. However, river losses were projected to decrease to only 15 gal/min (25 acre-ft/year) after 10 years and 210 gal/min (340 acre-ft/year) after 50 years when the locations of the pumping centers were moved farther away from the river. (Author 's abstract)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Simulated changes in ground-water flow caused by hypothetical pumping in southeastern Carson City, Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-769
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 7 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.