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Title:
Hydrogeology of a portion of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Author:
Belan, Rick Allen,1947-
Issue Date:
1972
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 hydrogeology of a portion of the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona was studied. Groundwater level contour maps for 1930 and 1972 were made by establishing a well net, use of well logs and field observations. Water levels were measured in March, 1972. Water level records and well logs provided water level information for 1930. The resulting maps showed hydraulic gradients ranging from 400 feet per mile to 60 feet per mile, and seven possible groundwater recharge channels to the Tucson Basin aquifer. Comparing the 1930 and 1972 water level maps showed that the greatest water level change of about 60 feet has occurred along Rillito Creek because of heavier aquifer development. Less change in water levels has occurred in the foothills. Chemical quality analysis and temperature measurements were used to further define three local aquifers. Groundwater was generally of good quality, except in one mine well that had high salt concentrations because of ore deposits. A flow net analysis was used to estimate recharge moving to the lower lying Tucson Basin. Recharge of 382 acre feet per year was obtained, which represents about 50 acre feet per mile of mountain front per year.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Pima County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Matlock, William G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHydrogeology of a portion of the Santa Catalina Mountains.en_US
dc.creatorBelan, Rick Allen,1947-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBelan, Rick Allen,1947-en_US
dc.date.issued1972en_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 hydrogeology of a portion of the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona was studied. Groundwater level contour maps for 1930 and 1972 were made by establishing a well net, use of well logs and field observations. Water levels were measured in March, 1972. Water level records and well logs provided water level information for 1930. The resulting maps showed hydraulic gradients ranging from 400 feet per mile to 60 feet per mile, and seven possible groundwater recharge channels to the Tucson Basin aquifer. Comparing the 1930 and 1972 water level maps showed that the greatest water level change of about 60 feet has occurred along Rillito Creek because of heavier aquifer development. Less change in water levels has occurred in the foothills. Chemical quality analysis and temperature measurements were used to further define three local aquifers. Groundwater was generally of good quality, except in one mine well that had high salt concentrations because of ore deposits. A flow net analysis was used to estimate recharge moving to the lower lying Tucson Basin. Recharge of 382 acre feet per year was obtained, which represents about 50 acre feet per mile of mountain front per year.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Pima County.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.chairMatlock, William G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212907398en_US
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