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Regional water table (2016) in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins, southwestern Mojave Desert, California

Scientific Investigations Map 3391

Prepared in cooperation with the Mojave Water Agency
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https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3391

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Abstract

From January to April 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Mojave Water Agency, and other local water districts made approximately 1,200 water-level measurements in about 645 wells located within 15 separate groundwater basins, collectively referred to as the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins. These data document recent conditions and, when compared with older data, changes in groundwater levels. A water-level contour map was drawn using data measured in 2016 that shows the elevation of the water table and general direction of groundwater movement for most of the groundwater basins. Historical water-level data stored in the USGS National Water Information System (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/) database were used in conjunction with data collected for this study to construct 37 hydrographs to show long-term (1930–2016) and short-term (1990–2016) water-level changes in the study area.

Suggested Citation

Dick, M.C., and Kjos, A.R., 2017, Regional water table (2016) in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins, southwestern Mojave Desert, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3391, scale 1:170,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3391.

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Regional water table (2016) in the Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins, southwestern Mojave Desert, California
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3391
DOI:
10.3133/sim3391
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
California Water Science Center
Description:
Map: 42.62 x 37.53 inches; Data Release
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Mojave Desert, Mojave River and Morongo groundwater basins
Online Only (Y/N):
Y