Hydrogeology of the Sells area, Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona.

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Title:
Hydrogeology of the Sells area, Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona.
Author:
Matis, John Radley,1945-
Issue Date:
1970
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 community of Sells is located in Pima County, Arizona, on the Papago Indian Reservation. The present study was undertaken to determine the water development possibilities of the area. The geology of the Sells area is composed of four basic units: intrusive rock, volcanic rock, cemented Tertiary(?) gravel, and valley fill alluvium. The intrusive rock is essentially dry; the volcanic rock yields small amounts of water to wells; the cemented Tertiary(?) gravel yields small amounts of water to wells (locally saline); and the valley fill alluvium yields from 10 gpm to greater than 200 gpm, depending on local thickness and permeability. Data from geophysical investigations indicate that Sells probably sets on a volcanic plateau, terminated east and west by boundary faults in the basement rocks. The valley fill alluvium is thickest and most permeable in the Baboquivari and Quijotoa valleys east and west of Sells, respectively. Well yields in the thick valley fill alluvium to the west generally exceed 200 gpm, and transmissivity values range from 50,000 to 200,000 gpd/ft. A similar situation probably exists east of Sells; however, more subsurface and pump-test data are needed to evaluate accurately the alluvial aquifer there.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Hydrology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.; Geology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.; Hydrogeology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Wright, Jerome J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHydrogeology of the Sells area, Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorMatis, John Radley,1945-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMatis, John Radley,1945-en_US
dc.date.issued1970en_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 community of Sells is located in Pima County, Arizona, on the Papago Indian Reservation. The present study was undertaken to determine the water development possibilities of the area. The geology of the Sells area is composed of four basic units: intrusive rock, volcanic rock, cemented Tertiary(?) gravel, and valley fill alluvium. The intrusive rock is essentially dry; the volcanic rock yields small amounts of water to wells; the cemented Tertiary(?) gravel yields small amounts of water to wells (locally saline); and the valley fill alluvium yields from 10 gpm to greater than 200 gpm, depending on local thickness and permeability. Data from geophysical investigations indicate that Sells probably sets on a volcanic plateau, terminated east and west by boundary faults in the basement rocks. The valley fill alluvium is thickest and most permeable in the Baboquivari and Quijotoa valleys east and west of Sells, respectively. Well yields in the thick valley fill alluvium to the west generally exceed 200 gpm, and transmissivity values range from 50,000 to 200,000 gpd/ft. A similar situation probably exists east of Sells; however, more subsurface and pump-test data are needed to evaluate accurately the alluvial aquifer there.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrogeology -- Arizona -- Tohono O'odham Reservation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairWright, Jerome J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBull, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213097925en_US
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