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Regional Water Table (2014) in the Mojave River and Morongo Groundwater Basins, Southwestern Mojave Desert, California

Open-File Report 2016-1105
Prepared in cooperation with the Mojave Water Agency
By: , and 

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Abstract

Data for static water-levels measured in about 610 wells during March-April 2014 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Mojave Water Agency (MWA), and other local water districts were compiled to construct a regional water-table map. This map shows the elevation of the water table and general direction of groundwater movement in and around the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins. Water-level measurements recorded by the USGS and MWA staff were measured and compiled according to the procedures described in the Groundwater Technical Procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey (Cunningham and Schalk, 2011). Water-level data submitted by cooperating local water districts were collected by using procedures established by the corresponding agency, and compiled according to the procedures described in the Groundwater Technical Procedures of the U.S. Geological Survey (Cunningham and Schalk, 2011). All data were compared to historical data for quality-assurance purposes. Water-level contours from the 2012 water-level map (Teague and others, 2014) were used as a guide to interpret and shape the 2014 water-level contours in areas where 2014 water-level data were not available; these contours are shown as dashed (approximate) on the water-table map. In addition to being available on the interactive map, 2014 water-level data and contours are shown for the entire area of the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins on Plate 1. Water-level data for 2014 are accessible through the website by clicking the 2014 Sites button on the Data Downloads page.

Suggested Citation

Teague, N.F., Dick, M.C., House, S.F., and Clark, D.A., 2016, Regional water table (2014) in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins, southwestern Mojave Desert, California, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1105 (ver. 3, July 2020), 1 sheet, scale 1:170,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161105.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Regional water table (2014) in the Mojave River and Morongo Groundwater Basins, southwestern Mojave Desert, California
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1105
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161105
Edition Version 1.0: Originally posted June 28, 2016; Version 2.0: March 30, 2017; Version 3.0: July 15, 2020
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 1 Sheet: 42.00 x 37.00 inches; Project Site; Version History
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Mojave Desert
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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