Aquifer-stream interaction in the Lower Carmel Valley, Monterey County, California

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Title:
Aquifer-stream interaction in the Lower Carmel Valley, Monterey County, California
Author:
McGlochlin, Linda Mary.
Issue Date:
1984
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
The Carmel River, which drains a 255 sq. mi. watershed near the Central California coast is the principal source of recharge to the alluvial aquifer of the Carmel Valley. In recent years, there has been considerable controversy as to whether groundwater in the western 6 mi. of the aquifer is subsurface flow of the Carmel River. A major water company which operates wells in this area has maintained that an impermeable confining layer in the upper 50 ft. of alluvium effectively separates streamflow from groundwater. Should this be the case, groundwater would not be subject to laws governing subterranean streams. However, recent streamflow and groundwater investigations and well pumping test results seem to indicate quite the opposite. In reality, the aquifer is for the most part unconfined with seepage from the Carmel River's bed and banks the primary means of groundwater recharge.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- California -- Carmel Valley.; Groundwater flow -- California -- Carmel Valley.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bradley, Michael D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAquifer-stream interaction in the Lower Carmel Valley, Monterey County, Californiaen_US
dc.creatorMcGlochlin, Linda Mary.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGlochlin, Linda Mary.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.abstractThe Carmel River, which drains a 255 sq. mi. watershed near the Central California coast is the principal source of recharge to the alluvial aquifer of the Carmel Valley. In recent years, there has been considerable controversy as to whether groundwater in the western 6 mi. of the aquifer is subsurface flow of the Carmel River. A major water company which operates wells in this area has maintained that an impermeable confining layer in the upper 50 ft. of alluvium effectively separates streamflow from groundwater. Should this be the case, groundwater would not be subject to laws governing subterranean streams. However, recent streamflow and groundwater investigations and well pumping test results seem to indicate quite the opposite. In reality, the aquifer is for the most part unconfined with seepage from the Carmel River's bed and banks the primary means of groundwater recharge.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- California -- Carmel Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- California -- Carmel Valley.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.chairBradley, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213279022en_US
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