The quality of our Nation's waters: Water quality in basin-fill aquifers of the southwestern United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, 1993-2009

Circular 1358
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Abstract

The Southwest Principal Aquifers consist of many basin-fill aquifers in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Demands for irrigation and drinking water have substantially increased groundwater withdrawals and irrigation return flow to some of these aquifers. These changes have increased the movement of contaminants from geologic and human sources to depths used to supply drinking water in several basin-fill aquifers in the Southwest.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The quality of our Nation's waters: Water quality in basin-fill aquifers of the southwestern United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, 1993-2009
Series title Circular
Series number 1358
DOI 10.3133/cir1358
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center, National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description Report: viii, 113 p.; Appendix
Public Comments National Water-Quality Assessment Program
Time Range Start 1993-01-01
Time Range End 2009-12-31
Country United States
State Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y