A method of estimating ground-water supplies based on discharge by plants and evaporation from soil: Results of investigations in Escalante Valley, Utah

Water Supply Paper 659- A
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Abstract

Fluctuations of water levels in wells, if critically studied, may give much information as to the occurrence, movement, and quantity of available ground water. In some localities the ground-water level has been observed to decline during the day and to rise at night, the decline beginning at about the same hour every morning and the rise at about the same hour every night. This daily decline is due to the withdrawal of ground water from the zone of saturation by plants, and the rise at night is due to upward movement of water under slight artesian pressure from permeable beds of sand and gravel at some depth beneath the water table.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A method of estimating ground-water supplies based on discharge by plants and evaporation from soil: Results of investigations in Escalante Valley, Utah
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 659
Chapter A
DOI 10.3133/wsp659A
Year Published 1932
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description Report: 105 p.; Plate: 14.65 x 21.52 inches
Country United States
State Utah
Other Geospatial Escalante Valley