Installation of a groundwater monitoring-well network on the east side of the Uncompahgre River in the Lower Gunnison River Basin, Colorado, 2012

Data Series 923
Prepared in cooperation with Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Bureau of Reclamation
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Abstract

The east side of the Uncompahgre River Basin has been a known contributor of dissolved selenium to recipient streams. Discharge of groundwater containing dissolved selenium contributes to surface-water selenium concentrations and loads; however, the groundwater system on the east side of the Uncompahgre River Basin is not well characterized. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Bureau of Reclamation, has established a groundwater-monitoring network on the east side of the Uncompahgre River Basin. Ten monitoring wells were installed during October and November 2012. This report presents location data, lithologic logs, well-construction diagrams, and well-development information. Understanding the groundwater system will provide managers with an additional metric for evaluating the effectiveness of salinity and selenium control projects.

Suggested Citation

Thomas, J.C., and Arnold, L.R., 2015, Installation of a groundwater monitoring-well network on the east side of the Uncompahgre River in the Lower Gunnison River Basin, Colorado, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 923, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds923.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Network Design
  • Well Drilling and Installation
  • Well Development
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Lithologic Logs
  • Appendix 2. Well-Construction Diagrams
  • Appendix 3. Well-Development Records

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Installation of a groundwater monitoring-well network on the east side of the Uncompahgre River in the Lower Gunnison River Basin, Colorado, 2012
Series title Data Series
Series number 923
DOI 10.3133/ds923
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Colorado Water Science Center
Description iv, 29 p.
Country United States
State Colorado
Other Geospatial Uncompahgre River
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N