Mountain-front recharge to the Tucson Basin from Tanque Verde Canyon, Arizona

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Title:
Mountain-front recharge to the Tucson Basin from Tanque Verde Canyon, Arizona
Author:
Olson, Mark Caviño.
Issue Date:
1982
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 Tucson basin, Pima County, Arizona, is an alluvial aquifer partially recharged by underflow from bordering mountain ranges. Llountain-front recharge from Tanque Verde Canyon to the Tucson basin was analyzed to estimate the magnitude of underflow. Chemical, physical, and stable isotope analyses of well and spring water were used to locate and qualitatively describe underflow along the Tanque Verde mountain front. Stratigraphie and structural data helped identify zones of recharge and describe the hydrologic system. Petrologic and stratigraphic data were used in geochemical correlations. Two distinct types of underflow were identified discharging from Tanque Verde Canyon. Mountain-front recharge of ground water in the alluvial aquifer of the Tucson basin occurs as subsurface flow through the unconsolidated sediments of ephemeral mountain-draining stream channels. The alluvial aquifer is also recharged by ground-water flow through the fractured bedrock of the mountain mass. Total recharge was found to be minimal.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Artificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Tanque Verde Canyon Watershed.; Groundwater flow.; 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:
Davis, Stanley N.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMountain-front recharge to the Tucson Basin from Tanque Verde Canyon, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorOlson, Mark Caviño.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Mark Caviño.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_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 Tucson basin, Pima County, Arizona, is an alluvial aquifer partially recharged by underflow from bordering mountain ranges. Llountain-front recharge from Tanque Verde Canyon to the Tucson basin was analyzed to estimate the magnitude of underflow. Chemical, physical, and stable isotope analyses of well and spring water were used to locate and qualitatively describe underflow along the Tanque Verde mountain front. Stratigraphie and structural data helped identify zones of recharge and describe the hydrologic system. Petrologic and stratigraphic data were used in geochemical correlations. Two distinct types of underflow were identified discharging from Tanque Verde Canyon. Mountain-front recharge of ground water in the alluvial aquifer of the Tucson basin occurs as subsurface flow through the unconsolidated sediments of ephemeral mountain-draining stream channels. The alluvial aquifer is also recharged by ground-water flow through the fractured bedrock of the mountain mass. Total recharge was found to be minimal.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 -- Tanque Verde Canyon Watershed.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow.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.chairDavis, Stanley N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212844049en_US
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