Pre-development hydrologic conditions of the Salt River Indian Reservation, East Salt River Valley, central Arizona, with an emphasis on the groundwater flow regime

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Title:
Pre-development hydrologic conditions of the Salt River Indian Reservation, East Salt River Valley, central Arizona, with an emphasis on the groundwater flow regime
Author:
Porcello, John Joseph, 1963-
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:
A study of the Salt River Indian Reservation in central Arizona evaluated pre-development hydrologic conditions with an emphasis on simulating ground-water flow conditions within the reservation, where data was scarce before extensive aquifer pumping began in 1940 in adjoining portions of the East Salt River Valley. Water-resource development began in the valley with the completion of the Tempe Canal in 1871. Additional canals and irrigated agriculture spread quickly in areas along the Salt River, which has a mean annual flow of about 1.25 million acre-feet. Pre-development ground-water flow was horizontal and steady-state. The simulation indicated that the available water-level data, though corrupted in areas adjacent to the river, more properly described the virgin system than flow estimates. Sensitivity analyses indicated that simulated heads on the reservation were sensitive to all processes except evapotranspiration. Recharge through the riverbed, evapotranspiration, and subsurface outflow were all co-dependent.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Salt River Indian Reservation.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Salt River Indian Reservation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Hydrology and Water Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maddock, Thomas, III

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePre-development hydrologic conditions of the Salt River Indian Reservation, East Salt River Valley, central Arizona, with an emphasis on the groundwater flow regimeen_US
dc.creatorPorcello, John Joseph, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPorcello, John Joseph, 1963-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.abstractA study of the Salt River Indian Reservation in central Arizona evaluated pre-development hydrologic conditions with an emphasis on simulating ground-water flow conditions within the reservation, where data was scarce before extensive aquifer pumping began in 1940 in adjoining portions of the East Salt River Valley. Water-resource development began in the valley with the completion of the Tempe Canal in 1871. Additional canals and irrigated agriculture spread quickly in areas along the Salt River, which has a mean annual flow of about 1.25 million acre-feet. Pre-development ground-water flow was horizontal and steady-state. The simulation indicated that the available water-level data, though corrupted in areas adjacent to the river, more properly described the virgin system than flow estimates. Sensitivity analyses indicated that simulated heads on the reservation were sensitive to all processes except evapotranspiration. Recharge through the riverbed, evapotranspiration, and subsurface outflow were all co-dependent.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Salt River Indian Reservation.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater -- Arizona -- Salt River Indian Reservation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339055en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23379330en_US
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