Chemical quality of water in relation to water use and basin characteristics, Tucson Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Chemical quality of water in relation to water use and basin characteristics, Tucson Basin, Arizona
Author:
Feldman, Arlen.
Issue Date:
1966
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 areal distribution of the chemical quality of the Tucson basin ground water has been mapped. The basin was divided into five study sections, according to the relative concentrations of the chemical ions studied, The five chemical quality sections are as follows: 1. Canada del Oro; Catalina, Tanque Verde, and Rincon Mountain foothills and extension into the northeast half of the basin low concentrations except for Tanque Verde anomaly. 2. Tucson-Benson Highway area extending from east of Vail northwest to the Santa Cruz Rivermoderately high concentrations. 3. Foothills of the Santa Rita and Sierrita Mountains extending to the Santa Cruz bottom land moderate concentrations. 4. The Santa Cruz bottom land from Arivaca to Rillito moderately high to high concentrations. 5. The Tucson Mountain foothills extending to the Santa Cruz bottom land low - moderate to moderately high cone entrations0 The water quality of these sections is correlated to the geology of the basin, according to the principles set forth in the section on the "Geochemistry of Ground Water." The effects of man's lowering of the water table are not as yet evidenced in the chemistry of the ground water In conclusion, the part of the Rillito Creek drainage basin in the northeast Tucson basin fill is found to have both the best water quality and the highest specific capacities of the entire basin. Subsurface storage and impermeable boundary limitations may restrict further development of this area, however. Artificial recharge into this aquifer, from Rillito Creek, could alleviate the quantity problems.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Water quality -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleChemical quality of water in relation to water use and basin characteristics, Tucson Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorFeldman, Arlen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFeldman, Arlen.en_US
dc.date.issued1966en_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 areal distribution of the chemical quality of the Tucson basin ground water has been mapped. The basin was divided into five study sections, according to the relative concentrations of the chemical ions studied, The five chemical quality sections are as follows: 1. Canada del Oro; Catalina, Tanque Verde, and Rincon Mountain foothills and extension into the northeast half of the basin low concentrations except for Tanque Verde anomaly. 2. Tucson-Benson Highway area extending from east of Vail northwest to the Santa Cruz Rivermoderately high concentrations. 3. Foothills of the Santa Rita and Sierrita Mountains extending to the Santa Cruz bottom land moderate concentrations. 4. The Santa Cruz bottom land from Arivaca to Rillito moderately high to high concentrations. 5. The Tucson Mountain foothills extending to the Santa Cruz bottom land low - moderate to moderately high cone entrations0 The water quality of these sections is correlated to the geology of the basin, according to the principles set forth in the section on the "Geochemistry of Ground Water." The effects of man's lowering of the water table are not as yet evidenced in the chemistry of the ground water In conclusion, the part of the Rillito Creek drainage basin in the northeast Tucson basin fill is found to have both the best water quality and the highest specific capacities of the entire basin. Subsurface storage and impermeable boundary limitations may restrict further development of this area, however. Artificial recharge into this aquifer, from Rillito Creek, could alleviate the quantity problems.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDutt, G. R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFerris, J. G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc214140631en_US
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