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Ground water in the northeast part of Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, Bagdad area, California

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4053

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Abstract

The hydrologic characteristics of the Bagdad area, in the northeast part of Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, were investigated to determine the feasibility of obtaining a supply of ground water. Five test holes were drilled and three of these were completed with 6-inch casings. Ground water in the eastern part of the study area is high in dissolved solids; water from well 5N/11E-36H1 contains 252,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, and well 4N/12E-7R1 contains 21,800 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids. The dissolved-solids concentration in water from the test wells on the west side of Ludlow fault is much lower; the dissolved solids in water from the three test wells ranges from 669 to 961 milligrams per liter. The recommended limits for chloride and fluoride were exceeded in water from test well 4N/10E-21K1, arsenic and fluoride in water from well 5N/9E-3B1, and chloride in water from test well 6N/9E-34F1. An estimated 640,000 acre-feet of water is stored in the alluvium west of the Ludlow fault, sufficient to provide for several small diameter wells for many years. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground water in the northeast part of Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, Bagdad area, California
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4053
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 19 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.