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Ground water in the Long Meadow area and its relation with that in the General Sherman Tree area, Sequoia National Park, California

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4178

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Abstract

Westward movement of groundwater from the Long Meadow area of Sequoia National Park, California, to the General Sherman Tree area is prevented by an eastward hydraulic gradient and low fracture permeability of a granodiorite ridge separating the two areas. Clay beds present in the alluvium in the Long Meadow area would hinder, but not preclude, recharge to the groundwater system beneath Long Meadow form streams. A dependable groundwater supply of about 50 gal/min (72,000 gal/day) can be developed from the Long Meadow area. The withdrawal of this quantity of groundwater from the Long Meadow area should not affect ground or surface water in the General Sherman Tree area. (Author 's abstract)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground water in the Long Meadow area and its relation with that in the General Sherman Tree area, Sequoia National Park, California
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
85-4178
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 15 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.