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Artificial-Recharge Experiments and Operations on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico

Water-Resources Investigations Report 73-10

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Abstract

Experiments using highly turbid water from playa lakes for injection into the Ogallala Formation have resulted in greatly decreased yield of the recharge wells, Recharge of ground or surface water of good quality has indicated, however, that injection through wells is an effective method of recharging the aquifer. Water that is slightly turbid can be successfully injected for a period of time, but generally results in constantly declining yields and capacity for recharge. Redevelopment through pumping and surging significantly prolongs the life of recharge wells under some conditions. Surface spreading is little practiced on the High Plains, but locally may be a feasible means of artificial recharge.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Artificial-Recharge Experiments and Operations on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
73-10
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1973
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
v, 54 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N