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Simulated effects of an artificial-recharge experiment near Proctor, Logan County, Colorado

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4010

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Abstract

An artificial-recharge experiment was conducted near Proctor, Colorado in which a computed 620 acre-feet were pumped from a well during a 4-month period. A computed 420 acre-feet were delivered at the potential reservoir site, and the remaining 200 acre-feet leaked from the pipeline. No pond was created due to the high rates of infiltration. Water levels in the nearest well (about 0.1 mile from the recharge site) rose almost 25 feet. Computer simulations indicate that this 4-month pumping-recharge experiment would cause stream depletions from the nearby South Platte River for the first 16 months, thereafter, stream accretions due to the recharge would exceed stream depletions due to pumpage. If the experiment was conducted annually, the simulations indicate that stream depletions would occur for 6 months of each year and stream acretions for the remaining 6 months once the system reached an equilibrium condition. To reach the cyclic equilibrium condition would take at least 7 years. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Simulated effects of an artificial-recharge experiment near Proctor, Logan County, Colorado
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4010
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 17 p. :ill. ;28 cm.