Evaluation of alternative water resources management systems for the Sonoita Creek watershed

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Title:
Evaluation of alternative water resources management systems for the Sonoita Creek watershed
Author:
Robotham, Hugh Beresford.
Issue Date:
1979
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:
A water resources management study for the Sonoita Creek watershed is conducted in order to develop a viable water resources management plan for the area and to resolve possible conflict among the different water demands in the basin. These water demands are grouped under municipal and domestic, recreation, and agriculture. Six potential water resources management alternatives are developed and compared using the standardized cost-effectiveness methodology. This approach enables thorough and efficient comparison of the alternatives with respect to both quantifiable and unquantifiable criteria. Each alternative considers developing either the ground water or the surface water resources of the watershed. Also, each alternative considers some method of treated sewage effluent disposal. The algorithm ELECTRE I is used to select the most suitable plan for the watershed. This procedure is used because of its simplicity and its proven usefulness in analyzing multiobjective decision problems. With the available information on the ground and surface water resources of the watershed, the choice of alternatives is reduced to one, namely, construction of a small reservoir at Redrock Canyon. Evaporation control measures are needed in order to reduce evaporation losses from the reservoir. This reservoir would serve as a supplemental source of water for the town of Patagonia and for the Sonoita Creek Sanctuary.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona -- Sonoita Creek.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of alternative water resources management systems for the Sonoita Creek watersheden_US
dc.creatorRobotham, Hugh Beresford.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRobotham, Hugh Beresford.en_US
dc.date.issued1979en_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.abstractA water resources management study for the Sonoita Creek watershed is conducted in order to develop a viable water resources management plan for the area and to resolve possible conflict among the different water demands in the basin. These water demands are grouped under municipal and domestic, recreation, and agriculture. Six potential water resources management alternatives are developed and compared using the standardized cost-effectiveness methodology. This approach enables thorough and efficient comparison of the alternatives with respect to both quantifiable and unquantifiable criteria. Each alternative considers developing either the ground water or the surface water resources of the watershed. Also, each alternative considers some method of treated sewage effluent disposal. The algorithm ELECTRE I is used to select the most suitable plan for the watershed. This procedure is used because of its simplicity and its proven usefulness in analyzing multiobjective decision problems. With the available information on the ground and surface water resources of the watershed, the choice of alternatives is reduced to one, namely, construction of a small reservoir at Redrock Canyon. Evaporation control measures are needed in order to reduce evaporation losses from the reservoir. This reservoir would serve as a supplemental source of water for the town of Patagonia and for the Sonoita Creek Sanctuary.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona -- Sonoita Creek.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.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberResnick, Solen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDuckstein, Lucienen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213273989en_US
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