Age and movement of ground water in the Madison Limestone, northeastern Wyoming/

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Title:
Age and movement of ground water in the Madison Limestone, northeastern Wyoming/
Author:
Fitzwater, Phillip LeRoy.
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The Madison Limestone forms a highly productive aquifer in the Powder River basin, Wyoming. The Madison in the study area is a highly fractured limestone, 90 to 200 m thick, with significant percentages of dolomite. Study of Madison water quality in Weston and Crook Counties, Wyoming indicated rapid flow through the aquifer, little or no intrusions from adjacent strata, and absence of evaporite deposits throughout the study area. Ground-water ages near the Black Hills monocline were calculated by using tritium data and flow-net analysis. Both methods predicted water ages of less than 210 years at Newcastle and Osage, Wyoming. Calculated seepage velocities were on the order of 0.8 m/day. Geochemical and hydrodynamic data suggested that the Black Hills monocline is a major feature in the Madison flow system. Changes in the water quality and potentiometric gradient perpendicular to the axis of the monocline indicated that little water is traveling westward from the recharge areas into the deep centeral basin, a high-transmissivity zone exists along the axis of the monocline, and the high-transmissivity zone along the monocline may be the major pathway for Madison ground water flowing out of the eastern Powder River basin.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Wyoming.; Water quality -- Wyoming.; Aquifers -- Wyoming.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Stanley N.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAge and movement of ground water in the Madison Limestone, northeastern Wyoming/en_US
dc.creatorFitzwater, Phillip LeRoy.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFitzwater, Phillip LeRoy.en_US
dc.date.issued1981en_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 Madison Limestone forms a highly productive aquifer in the Powder River basin, Wyoming. The Madison in the study area is a highly fractured limestone, 90 to 200 m thick, with significant percentages of dolomite. Study of Madison water quality in Weston and Crook Counties, Wyoming indicated rapid flow through the aquifer, little or no intrusions from adjacent strata, and absence of evaporite deposits throughout the study area. Ground-water ages near the Black Hills monocline were calculated by using tritium data and flow-net analysis. Both methods predicted water ages of less than 210 years at Newcastle and Osage, Wyoming. Calculated seepage velocities were on the order of 0.8 m/day. Geochemical and hydrodynamic data suggested that the Black Hills monocline is a major feature in the Madison flow system. Changes in the water quality and potentiometric gradient perpendicular to the axis of the monocline indicated that little water is traveling westward from the recharge areas into the deep centeral basin, a high-transmissivity zone exists along the axis of the monocline, and the high-transmissivity zone along the monocline may be the major pathway for Madison ground water flowing out of the eastern Powder River basin.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Wyoming.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Wyoming.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAquifers -- Wyoming.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, Stanley N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212854260en_US
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