Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/192127
Title:
Systems analysis of upper San Pedro River Basin conflicts
Author:
Summerside, Scott Evan
Issue Date:
1991
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:
A potential for conflict exists over water management and allocation in the Upper San Pedro River Basin. Competing demands for limited water supplies have resulted in concerns about the depletion of the ground-water supplies, reductions in stream flow, and downstream obligations associated with the Gila River Adjudication. A network flow model is an effective tool for analyzing the nature of these water conflicts and evaluating how the introduction of new management strategies can ameliorate the problems. Analysis of water management reveals that concerns about the water problems are valid. Irrigation wells pumping ground water from the floodplain aquifer reduce stream flows that are both necessary for the viability of San Pedro riparian ecosystem, and claimed by downstream Indian tribes. They also contribute to the ground-water overdraft situation in the regional aquifer. Water management alternatives that limit or reduce irrigation consumption are the most effective in rectifying the problems.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Water Resources Administrations; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lord, William B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSystems analysis of upper San Pedro River Basin conflictsen_US
dc.creatorSummerside, Scott Evanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSummerside, Scott Evanen_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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.abstractA potential for conflict exists over water management and allocation in the Upper San Pedro River Basin. Competing demands for limited water supplies have resulted in concerns about the depletion of the ground-water supplies, reductions in stream flow, and downstream obligations associated with the Gila River Adjudication. A network flow model is an effective tool for analyzing the nature of these water conflicts and evaluating how the introduction of new management strategies can ameliorate the problems. Analysis of water management reveals that concerns about the water problems are valid. Irrigation wells pumping ground water from the floodplain aquifer reduce stream flows that are both necessary for the viability of San Pedro riparian ecosystem, and claimed by downstream Indian tribes. They also contribute to the ground-water overdraft situation in the regional aquifer. Water management alternatives that limit or reduce irrigation consumption are the most effective in rectifying the problems.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWater Resources Administrationsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLord, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMaddock, Thomas R., IIIen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLord, W. B.en_US
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