Ground water in the Long Meadow area and its relation with that in the General Sherman Tree area, Sequoia National Park, California

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4178
Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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Abstract

Westward movement of ground water from the Long Meadow area of Sequoia National Park, California, to the General Sherman Tree area is prevented by an eastward hydraulic gradient and low fracture permeability of a granodiorite ridge separating the two areas. Clay beds present in the alluvium in the Long Meadow area would hinder, but not preclude, recharge to the ground-water system beneath Long Meadow from streams.

A dependable ground-water supply of about 50 gallons per minute (72,000 gallons per day) can be developed from the Long Meadow area. The withdrawal of this quantity of ground water from the Long Meadow area should not affect ground or surface water in the General Sherman Tree area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground water in the Long Meadow area and its relation with that in the General Sherman Tree area, Sequoia National Park, California
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 85-4178
DOI 10.3133/wri854178
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Sacramento, CA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 15 p.; 1 Plate: 20.19 x 17.62 inches
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Sequoia National Park