A preliminary feasibility analysis of artificial recharge in the Avra Valley, Arizona, with Santa Cruz River flood flows

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Title:
A preliminary feasibility analysis of artificial recharge in the Avra Valley, Arizona, with Santa Cruz River flood flows
Author:
Wicke, Heather Dawn,1953-
Issue Date:
1978
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:
This study is a preliminary assessment of the physical and economic feasibility of recharging the Avra Valley, Arizona, aquifer with water from Santa Cruz River flood flows. At least two sites within Avra Valley are suitable for aquifer recharge through injection wells. The annual mean flow of the Santa Cruz River for 1946-1976 was 15,300 acre-feet with a coefficient of variation of .94. During this same period, the river was dry an average of 310 days a year. These hydrologic conditions make water storage necessary for a continuous supply. A three-compartmented reservoir system with a total volume of about 57,000 acre-feet was designed for this purpose. This system allows for continuous withdrawal of water for recharge amounting to about 15,000 ac-ft/yr, by minimizing evaporation losses to about 30 percent. Economic analysis includes cost estimates of pipelines, reservoirs, and land purchases, resulting in a total annual capital cost per acre-foot of about $80. This cost is of the same order of magnitude or less than the projected cost of imported Central Arizona Project water.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Artificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Avra Valley.; Water-supply -- Arizona -- Avra Valley.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA preliminary feasibility analysis of artificial recharge in the Avra Valley, Arizona, with Santa Cruz River flood flowsen_US
dc.creatorWicke, Heather Dawn,1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWicke, Heather Dawn,1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1978en_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.abstractThis study is a preliminary assessment of the physical and economic feasibility of recharging the Avra Valley, Arizona, aquifer with water from Santa Cruz River flood flows. At least two sites within Avra Valley are suitable for aquifer recharge through injection wells. The annual mean flow of the Santa Cruz River for 1946-1976 was 15,300 acre-feet with a coefficient of variation of .94. During this same period, the river was dry an average of 310 days a year. These hydrologic conditions make water storage necessary for a continuous supply. A three-compartmented reservoir system with a total volume of about 57,000 acre-feet was designed for this purpose. This system allows for continuous withdrawal of water for recharge amounting to about 15,000 ac-ft/yr, by minimizing evaporation losses to about 30 percent. Economic analysis includes cost estimates of pipelines, reservoirs, and land purchases, resulting in a total annual capital cost per acre-foot of about $80. This cost is of the same order of magnitude or less than the projected cost of imported Central Arizona Project water.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArtificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Avra Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply -- Arizona -- Avra Valley.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.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212758955en_US
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