Hydrogeology and groundwater development in a salar basin in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile

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Title:
Hydrogeology and groundwater development in a salar basin in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile
Author:
Victor, William Ray,1953-
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A closed salar basin, 4,100 to more than 5,350 meters above mean sea level, is a potential source of fresh groundwater for proposed mining operations in the arid Andes Mountains of northern Chile. The prolific basin aquifer, comprised of alluvial deposits underlain by fractured ignimbrite, occurs over an area of 23 square kilometers. Transmissivity ranges from 20 to 7,100 square meters per day. Volume of potentially recoverable groundwater is equal to a constant yield of 200 liters per second for 30 years. Groundwater discharge occurs via evaporation at the salar, and is in approximate equilibrium with groundwater recharge. Projected long-term combined pumping rate from two proposed production wells is 164 liters per second. This pumping rate is in the same magnitude as evaporation at the salar. Proposed pumping would diminish surface water supplies in the basin, and would result in a new dynamic equilibrium for the groundwater system.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Chile.; Groundwater -- Andes.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Harshbarger, John W.; Montgomery, Errol L.
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHydrogeology and groundwater development in a salar basin in the Andes Mountains of northern Chileen_US
dc.creatorVictor, William Ray,1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVictor, William Ray,1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_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 closed salar basin, 4,100 to more than 5,350 meters above mean sea level, is a potential source of fresh groundwater for proposed mining operations in the arid Andes Mountains of northern Chile. The prolific basin aquifer, comprised of alluvial deposits underlain by fractured ignimbrite, occurs over an area of 23 square kilometers. Transmissivity ranges from 20 to 7,100 square meters per day. Volume of potentially recoverable groundwater is equal to a constant yield of 200 liters per second for 30 years. Groundwater discharge occurs via evaporation at the salar, and is in approximate equilibrium with groundwater recharge. Projected long-term combined pumping rate from two proposed production wells is 164 liters per second. This pumping rate is in the same magnitude as evaporation at the salar. Proposed pumping would diminish surface water supplies in the basin, and would result in a new dynamic equilibrium for the groundwater system.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Chile.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Andes.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.advisorHarshbarger, John W.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMontgomery, Errol L.en_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213298160en_US
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