Three-dimensional groundwater flow model use and application : Bishop Basin, Owens Valley, California

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Title:
Three-dimensional groundwater flow model use and application : Bishop Basin, Owens Valley, California
Author:
Radell, Mary Jo.
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:
Groundwater models used appropriately, are useful tools in water management decisions. For this study, input parameter sensitivity was analyzed for a three-dimensional groundwater model which depicted effects of pumping and varying recharge on water levels in northern Owens Valley. Sensitivity analysis determined that transmissivity, total recharge, and increases in stream and canal recharge significantly affected results in the Bishop Basin model. Vertical conductance, changes in evapotranspiration, flowing well production, and added precipitation were insensitive parameters. Groundwater pumping affected water levels in both confined and unconfined aquifers in the vicinity of production wells and, to a lesser extent, in areas away from well fields. Water level recovery occurred with above-normal runoff, but remained depressed with insufficient recharge to the groundwater system.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- California -- Owens Valley.; Groundwater flow -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock III, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThree-dimensional groundwater flow model use and application : Bishop Basin, Owens Valley, Californiaen_US
dc.creatorRadell, Mary Jo.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRadell, Mary Jo.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.abstractGroundwater models used appropriately, are useful tools in water management decisions. For this study, input parameter sensitivity was analyzed for a three-dimensional groundwater model which depicted effects of pumping and varying recharge on water levels in northern Owens Valley. Sensitivity analysis determined that transmissivity, total recharge, and increases in stream and canal recharge significantly affected results in the Bishop Basin model. Vertical conductance, changes in evapotranspiration, flowing well production, and added precipitation were insensitive parameters. Groundwater pumping affected water levels in both confined and unconfined aquifers in the vicinity of production wells and, to a lesser extent, in areas away from well fields. Water level recovery occurred with above-normal runoff, but remained depressed with insufficient recharge to 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 flow -- California -- Owens Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Mathematical models.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.chairMaddock III, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340487en_US
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