A Water budget and land management recommendations for Upper Cienega Creek Basin

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Title:
A Water budget and land management recommendations for Upper Cienega Creek Basin
Author:
Knight, Erik Lloyd.
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The upper Cienega Creek basin contains a rare perennial stream and riparian system in a desert region where water is not usually found above the ground surface. A water budget is developed for this watershed to provide quantitative assessments of the different water exchange processes. Annual estimates precipitation and surface water outflow are made from historic data records. Groundwater outflows and evapotranspiration losses are calculated with computer models developed for the upper basin. Information from the water budget contributes to the evaluation of what land and management policies will help strengthen the preservation of the Cienega Creek riparian region. The BLM employs many protective management strategies, which can be reinforced with federal riparian protection policies, to preserve the riparian system. Urban development in the Sonoita-Elgin region has the potential to impact the water supply of the upper basin. Federal protection of the riparian region would preclude consumptive use of the basin's water for urban expansion and would preserve the riparian system for future use and enjoyment.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water balance (Hydrology) -- Arizona -- Cienega Creek.; Water resources development -- Arizona -- Cienega Creek.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ince, Simon

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Water budget and land management recommendations for Upper Cienega Creek Basinen_US
dc.creatorKnight, Erik Lloyd.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Erik Lloyd.en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe upper Cienega Creek basin contains a rare perennial stream and riparian system in a desert region where water is not usually found above the ground surface. A water budget is developed for this watershed to provide quantitative assessments of the different water exchange processes. Annual estimates precipitation and surface water outflow are made from historic data records. Groundwater outflows and evapotranspiration losses are calculated with computer models developed for the upper basin. Information from the water budget contributes to the evaluation of what land and management policies will help strengthen the preservation of the Cienega Creek riparian region. The BLM employs many protective management strategies, which can be reinforced with federal riparian protection policies, to preserve the riparian system. Urban development in the Sonoita-Elgin region has the potential to impact the water supply of the upper basin. Federal protection of the riparian region would preclude consumptive use of the basin's water for urban expansion and would preserve the riparian system for future use and enjoyment.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater balance (Hydrology) -- Arizona -- Cienega Creek.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Arizona -- Cienega Creek.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairInce, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuras, Nathanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Donen_US
dc.identifier.oclc219679399en_US
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