The effect of bank protection of infiltration losses in the Santa Cruz River, Arizona

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Title:
The effect of bank protection of infiltration losses in the Santa Cruz River, Arizona
Author:
Wayne, Raymond Francis,1952-
Issue Date:
1988
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 UNSAT 2 saturated-unsaturated flow computer code was used to estimate the largest reduction in infiltration losses associated with an impermeable bank-protection structure along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona. Synthetic hydrographs were used to represent high and low riverflow events for natural bank and bank-protected conditions. Soil material properties were adjusted to represent the grain size distribution of the river alluvium. The hydraulic conductivity was simulated to be isotropic and homogeneous. The simulations showed that a bank-protection structure would reduce infiltration losses 12 to 14 percent after approximately two hours of flow. A seven to eight percent reduction in infiltration occurred after 24 hours of flow.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Stream conservation -- Santa Cruz River (Ariz. and Mexico); Stream conservation -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Groundwater -- 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.titleThe effect of bank protection of infiltration losses in the Santa Cruz River, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorWayne, Raymond Francis,1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWayne, Raymond Francis,1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_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 UNSAT 2 saturated-unsaturated flow computer code was used to estimate the largest reduction in infiltration losses associated with an impermeable bank-protection structure along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona. Synthetic hydrographs were used to represent high and low riverflow events for natural bank and bank-protected conditions. Soil material properties were adjusted to represent the grain size distribution of the river alluvium. The hydraulic conductivity was simulated to be isotropic and homogeneous. The simulations showed that a bank-protection structure would reduce infiltration losses 12 to 14 percent after approximately two hours of flow. A seven to eight percent reduction in infiltration occurred after 24 hours of flow.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStream conservation -- Santa Cruz River (Ariz. and Mexico)en_US
dc.subject.lcshStream conservation -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- 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.identifier.oclc213331541en_US
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