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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
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