Geochemistry and occurrence of ground water in the Allen Flat Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Geochemistry and occurrence of ground water in the Allen Flat Basin, Arizona
Author:
Burtell, Richard Thomas,1964-
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:
Allen Flat is a small, intermontane basin in southeastern Arizona. The subsurface hydrology of the region was characterized by integrating geologic, hydrologic, and chemical data. Three aquifer systems were identified. Mountains and upland areas that border Allen Flat store ground water in bedrock aquifers and perched aquifers along washes. Basin alluvium constitutes the largest aquifer. Head measurements and drilling records indicate that the basin aquifer is semi-confined, heterogeneous, recharged near mountain fronts, discharged largely as underflow, and in hydrologic equilibrium. Groundwater quality is generally good, with local evidence of high fluoride waters and septic tank contamination. Major ion and stable isotope data were used to describe the chemical evolution of both mountain-front and basin wide groundwater systems. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of these data provided better definition of recharge zones and groundwater flow patterns, identified distinct water-bearing zones, explained the dynamics of a small geothermal system, and suggested regional paleoclimatic changes.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Geochemistry -- Arizona -- Cochise County.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Cochise County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bassett, R. L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleGeochemistry and occurrence of ground water in the Allen Flat Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBurtell, Richard Thomas,1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurtell, Richard Thomas,1964-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.abstractAllen Flat is a small, intermontane basin in southeastern Arizona. The subsurface hydrology of the region was characterized by integrating geologic, hydrologic, and chemical data. Three aquifer systems were identified. Mountains and upland areas that border Allen Flat store ground water in bedrock aquifers and perched aquifers along washes. Basin alluvium constitutes the largest aquifer. Head measurements and drilling records indicate that the basin aquifer is semi-confined, heterogeneous, recharged near mountain fronts, discharged largely as underflow, and in hydrologic equilibrium. Groundwater quality is generally good, with local evidence of high fluoride waters and septic tank contamination. Major ion and stable isotope data were used to describe the chemical evolution of both mountain-front and basin wide groundwater systems. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of these data provided better definition of recharge zones and groundwater flow patterns, identified distinct water-bearing zones, explained the dynamics of a small geothermal system, and suggested regional paleoclimatic changes.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeochemistry -- Arizona -- Cochise County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Arizona -- Cochise County.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.chairBassett, R. L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Stanleyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArtiola, Janiken_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416599en_US
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