An assessment of recharge from irrigated agricultural land in Harquahala Plains, Arizona

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Title:
An assessment of recharge from irrigated agricultural land in Harquahala Plains, Arizona
Author:
Bowen, Roberta Ann,1954-
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:
In the current study, the Harquahala Basin was selected as an appropriate site for research into the component of recharge resulting from irrigation return flow to an aquifer system. Agriculture in this area commenced in the early 1950s, and intensive irrigation has resulted in perched water tables and zones of cascading water at various locations throughout the valley. In these areas, the quality of the perched water was significantly poorer than the regional aquifer system, leading to the hypothesis that these zones contained irrigation return flow. Sufficient pumpage information was available to permit the development of a numerical model of the basin utilizing MODFLOW. After calibration and validation utilizing data from 1954, 1966, and 1974, it appears that, in the Harquahala area, 20 percent of the applied irrigation water eventually returns to the water table as recharge.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Artificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region.; Irrigation -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of recharge from irrigated agricultural land in Harquahala Plains, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBowen, Roberta Ann,1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBowen, Roberta Ann,1954-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.abstractIn the current study, the Harquahala Basin was selected as an appropriate site for research into the component of recharge resulting from irrigation return flow to an aquifer system. Agriculture in this area commenced in the early 1950s, and intensive irrigation has resulted in perched water tables and zones of cascading water at various locations throughout the valley. In these areas, the quality of the perched water was significantly poorer than the regional aquifer system, leading to the hypothesis that these zones contained irrigation return flow. Sufficient pumpage information was available to permit the development of a numerical model of the basin utilizing MODFLOW. After calibration and validation utilizing data from 1954, 1966, and 1974, it appears that, in the Harquahala area, 20 percent of the applied irrigation water eventually returns to the water table as recharge.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArtificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Phoenix Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Phoenix 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.chairMaddock, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInce, Simonen_US
dc.identifier.oclc228027049en_US
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