Hydrological and mechanical characteristics of soil in the area of salt deposits, northwest Phoenix, Arizona.

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Title:
Hydrological and mechanical characteristics of soil in the area of salt deposits, northwest Phoenix, Arizona.
Author:
Touqan, Omar Izzat,1941-
Issue Date:
1971
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The construction of a salt plant northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, after the discovery of a salt dome has caused concern about possible pollution of the agricultural land and groundwater, especially in the presence of subsidence cracks resultant from groundwater withdrawal. Therefore it becomes necessary to study geological and hydrological conditions and hydrological and mechanical characteristics of soil in and around the salt plant. Geologic sections north and south of the ponds show a lithologic sequence from ground surface to 50 feet depth composed of brown silty clay, caliche, brown silty clay with 15 to 20 percent of sand, grey or green silty clay, and sandy, gravelly and silty clay. However, the impression gained from the results of the investigations is that subsidence is the only probable source of pollution from the seepage along the cracks that might cut the ponds. Therefore, an instrumentation program should be set up to monitor any future subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal or future salt mining.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soils -- Arizona.; Salt deposits -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Mining and Geological Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lacy, W. C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHydrological and mechanical characteristics of soil in the area of salt deposits, northwest Phoenix, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorTouqan, Omar Izzat,1941-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTouqan, Omar Izzat,1941-en_US
dc.date.issued1971en_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 construction of a salt plant northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, after the discovery of a salt dome has caused concern about possible pollution of the agricultural land and groundwater, especially in the presence of subsidence cracks resultant from groundwater withdrawal. Therefore it becomes necessary to study geological and hydrological conditions and hydrological and mechanical characteristics of soil in and around the salt plant. Geologic sections north and south of the ponds show a lithologic sequence from ground surface to 50 feet depth composed of brown silty clay, caliche, brown silty clay with 15 to 20 percent of sand, grey or green silty clay, and sandy, gravelly and silty clay. However, the impression gained from the results of the investigations is that subsidence is the only probable source of pollution from the seepage along the cracks that might cut the ponds. Therefore, an instrumentation program should be set up to monitor any future subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal or future salt mining.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSalt deposits -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLacy, W. C.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213098756en_US
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