Annual summary of ground-water conditions in Arizona, spring 1979 to spring 1980

Open-File Report 81-906



Withdrawal of ground water, about 4.0 million acre-feet in Arizona in 1979, is about 200,000 acre-feet less than the amount withdrawn in 1978. The withdrawals in 1978 and 1979 are the smallest since the mid-1950 's except in 1966. Nearly all the decrease was in the amount of ground water used for irrigation in the Basin and Range lowlands province. The large amount of water in storage in the surface-water reservoirs, release of water from the reservoirs, floods, and conservation practices contributed to the decrease in ground-water use and caused water-level rises in the Salt River Valley, Gila Bend basin, and Gila River drainage from Painted Rock Dam to Texas Hill. Two small-scale maps show ground-water pumpage by areas and the status of the ground-water inventory in the State. The main map, which is at a scale of 1:500,000, shows potential well production, depth to water in selected wells in spring 1980, and change in water level in selected wells from 1975 to 1980. A brief text summarizes the current ground-water conditions in the State. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Annual summary of ground-water conditions in Arizona, spring 1979 to spring 1980
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 81-906
DOI 10.3133/ofr81906
Edition -
Year Published 1981
Language ENGLISH
Description 2 p.; 1 map :col. ;89 x 58 cm.
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