Streaming potential and seepage meter studies at Upper Lake Mary near Flagstaff, Arizona

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Title:
Streaming potential and seepage meter studies at Upper Lake Mary near Flagstaff, Arizona
Author:
Dorrance, David William,1962-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
Upper Lake Mary provides approximately 75% of the water for Flagstaff, Arizona. Water budget studies by the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that 42% of lake inflow is lost to leakage through alluvium, fractured volcanics and the underlying Kaibab limestone. The hypothesis that the majority of leakage is occurring above fractures was tested. A one dimensional, linear relationship between streaming potentials and seepage rates was developed. Streaming potential and seepage meter surveys were performed in an area near the dam. The developed relationship was then used to convert streaming potential measurements to seepage rates. Results show that leakage is 2.3 times greater than the lake average above fractures. However, the total volume of this preferred leakage is not significant in comparison to total leakage from the lake.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Lakes -- Arizona -- Flagstaff Region -- Water level.; Seepage.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleStreaming potential and seepage meter studies at Upper Lake Mary near Flagstaff, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorDorrance, David William,1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDorrance, David William,1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractUpper Lake Mary provides approximately 75% of the water for Flagstaff, Arizona. Water budget studies by the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that 42% of lake inflow is lost to leakage through alluvium, fractured volcanics and the underlying Kaibab limestone. The hypothesis that the majority of leakage is occurring above fractures was tested. A one dimensional, linear relationship between streaming potentials and seepage rates was developed. Streaming potential and seepage meter surveys were performed in an area near the dam. The developed relationship was then used to convert streaming potential measurements to seepage rates. Results show that leakage is 2.3 times greater than the lake average above fractures. However, the total volume of this preferred leakage is not significant in comparison to total leakage from the lake.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLakes -- Arizona -- Flagstaff Region -- Water level.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage.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.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213446888en_US
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