Effects of drought in the Colorado River basin: Chapter F in Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56

Professional Paper 372- F
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Abstract

The prolonged drought of 1942-56 affected chiefly the lower part of the Colorado River basin and did not extend into the upper basin (the chief water-producing area) until 1953. Areas served by the Colorado River had adequate water supplies in spite of the local deficiency of precipitation. In the Gila River basin, there was a deficiency of streamflow during the drought years, and the water requirements of the present population exceed the yield of the basin even during years of average precipitation; the deficiency is overcome by mining of ground water.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effects of drought in the Colorado River basin: Chapter F in Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 372
Chapter F
DOI 10.3133/pp372F
Year Published 1963
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description iii, 51 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Drought in the Southwest, 1942-56 (Professional Paper 372)
Country United States
State Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Other Geospatial Colorado River Basin
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