Aquifer characteristics of the pediment south of the Tortolita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona

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Title:
Aquifer characteristics of the pediment south of the Tortolita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona
Author:
Raymondi, Richard Robert.
Issue Date:
1980
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 pediment area south of the Tortolita Mountains was studied by conventional field methods aided by remotesensing images. Investigations of the direction and intensity of fracturing of the quartz monzonite bedrock as well as the structural control of the surface drainage pattern provided the basis for analysis of the hydrologic setting. Water-level measurements, reconnaissance ground-water investigations, and a flow-net analysis were used to determine quantitative aquifer characteristics. Analyses with transparent overlays suggest the quartz monzonite constitutes a potential aquifer where a high degree of correlation exists between the locations of tectonic features, bedrock-controlled stream channels, and productive water wells. The fractured aquifer of the pediment area is recharged by infiltration of surface water through the course sediments of ephemeral stream channels. The Cañada Agua is the major ephemeral stream draining the southeastern section of the Tortolita Mountains. Numerous water wells in a major structural depression traversed and recharged by the Canada Agua serve most of the residents of the pediment area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Aquifers -- Arizona -- Pima County.; 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:
Harshbarger, John W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAquifer characteristics of the pediment south of the Tortolita Mountains, Pima County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorRaymondi, Richard Robert.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRaymondi, Richard Robert.en_US
dc.date.issued1980en_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 pediment area south of the Tortolita Mountains was studied by conventional field methods aided by remotesensing images. Investigations of the direction and intensity of fracturing of the quartz monzonite bedrock as well as the structural control of the surface drainage pattern provided the basis for analysis of the hydrologic setting. Water-level measurements, reconnaissance ground-water investigations, and a flow-net analysis were used to determine quantitative aquifer characteristics. Analyses with transparent overlays suggest the quartz monzonite constitutes a potential aquifer where a high degree of correlation exists between the locations of tectonic features, bedrock-controlled stream channels, and productive water wells. The fractured aquifer of the pediment area is recharged by infiltration of surface water through the course sediments of ephemeral stream channels. The Cañada Agua is the major ephemeral stream draining the southeastern section of the Tortolita Mountains. Numerous water wells in a major structural depression traversed and recharged by the Canada Agua serve most of the residents of the pediment area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAquifers -- Arizona -- Pima County.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.chairHarshbarger, John W.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212908611en_US
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