A method for estimating ground-water return flow to the Colorado River in the Parker area, Arizona and California

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Title:
A method for estimating ground-water return flow to the Colorado River in the Parker area, Arizona and California
Author:
Leake, Stanley Alan.
Issue Date:
1984
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 method for estimating unmeasured ground-water return flow from water diverted for irrigation is needed to determine consumptive use of water from the lower Colorado River in the Parker area, Arizona and California. Ground-water return flow can be estimated with a water budget of part of the Parker valley under which ground water drains to the Colorado River. Major components of the water budget are surface-water diversions and consumptive use of water by vegetation. Ground-water return flow is the residual of the budget. Application of this method using flow data for 1981 results in a estimate of 15,400 acre-feet of ground-water return flow. The amount of groundwater return flow for 1981 is small in comparison to the amount of surface water that returns to the Colorado River by way of the system of drainage ditches in Parker Valley.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Parker 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.titleA method for estimating ground-water return flow to the Colorado River in the Parker area, Arizona and Californiaen_US
dc.creatorLeake, Stanley Alan.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeake, Stanley Alan.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_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 method for estimating unmeasured ground-water return flow from water diverted for irrigation is needed to determine consumptive use of water from the lower Colorado River in the Parker area, Arizona and California. Ground-water return flow can be estimated with a water budget of part of the Parker valley under which ground water drains to the Colorado River. Major components of the water budget are surface-water diversions and consumptive use of water by vegetation. Ground-water return flow is the residual of the budget. Application of this method using flow data for 1981 results in a estimate of 15,400 acre-feet of ground-water return flow. The amount of groundwater return flow for 1981 is small in comparison to the amount of surface water that returns to the Colorado River by way of the system of drainage ditches in Parker Valley.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Parker 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.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley, M. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213299599en_US
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