Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191784
Title:
Recharge from ephemeral streams : case study in Arizona
Author:
Hadj-Kaddour, Boumedine.
Issue Date:
1983
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:
Infiltration losses and recharge to groundwater at a section of Rillito Creek at Tucson, Arizona, were analyzed using data from two flood events in December 1959 and January 1960. Assuming infiltration losses are a function of stream discharge and using empirical equations developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, infiltration loss at the section was estimated to be 2.24 x 10⁶ m³/km. Estimates of recharge were obtained by two indirect methods: (1) A deconvolution integral in which the impulse response function is derived from the one-dimensional diffusion equation and the output functions are based on well hydrographs. The recharge values ranged between 1.41 x 10⁶ m³/km and 2.07 x 10⁶ m³/km depending on values of aquifer diffusivity obtained from the literature (al = 6,000 m²/day and (α₂ = 3,000 m²/day). (2) A groundwater mound method gave a recharge value ranging between 0.86 x 10⁶ m³/km and 1.29 x 10⁶ m³/km depending on the effective porosity values (0.10, 0.15). Over all, an average of 70 percent of transmission losses reached and recharged the groundwater reservoir. However, this figure should not be generalized because recharge conditions are favorable in the Rillito Creek area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Ephemeral streams -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Ephemeral streams -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Water table -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Water table -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.
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.titleRecharge from ephemeral streams : case study in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorHadj-Kaddour, Boumedine.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHadj-Kaddour, Boumedine.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_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.abstractInfiltration losses and recharge to groundwater at a section of Rillito Creek at Tucson, Arizona, were analyzed using data from two flood events in December 1959 and January 1960. Assuming infiltration losses are a function of stream discharge and using empirical equations developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, infiltration loss at the section was estimated to be 2.24 x 10⁶ m³/km. Estimates of recharge were obtained by two indirect methods: (1) A deconvolution integral in which the impulse response function is derived from the one-dimensional diffusion equation and the output functions are based on well hydrographs. The recharge values ranged between 1.41 x 10⁶ m³/km and 2.07 x 10⁶ m³/km depending on values of aquifer diffusivity obtained from the literature (al = 6,000 m²/day and (α₂ = 3,000 m²/day). (2) A groundwater mound method gave a recharge value ranging between 0.86 x 10⁶ m³/km and 1.29 x 10⁶ m³/km depending on the effective porosity values (0.10, 0.15). Over all, an average of 70 percent of transmission losses reached and recharged the groundwater reservoir. However, this figure should not be generalized because recharge conditions are favorable in the Rillito Creek area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEphemeral streams -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEphemeral streams -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater table -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater table -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.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.contributor.committeememberBuras, N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeemembervan Hylckama, T. E. A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212935640en_US
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