The use of environmental tracers to determine relationships among aquifers in the Lower San Pedro River basin, Arizona

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Title:
The use of environmental tracers to determine relationships among aquifers in the Lower San Pedro River basin, Arizona
Author:
Rice, George Franklin, 1950-
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:
The chemistry of ground water from the Lower San Pedro River basin between Reddington and Mammoth, Arizona, was studied. Objectives were to determine (1) recharge and discharge relationships among aquifers through a comparison of their water chemistries and (2) whether copper mill tailings at San Manuel have affected ground-water quality. The study area has four aquifers: (1) the Catalina aquifer along the basin's western flank, (2) the Galiuro aquifer along the eastern flank, (3) the artesian aquifer, and (4) the channel aquifer. The latter two are in the center of the basin. This study produced the following conclusions: Ground water from the Catalina and Galiuro aquifers recharge the artesian aquifer. The age of ground water in the artesian aquifer is between 7,700 and 13,800 years. The channel aquifer is recharged by the artesian aquifer and intermittent surface flows. The chemistry of water in the channel aquifer is largely controlled by the dissolution of evaporites. There is no evidence that the mill tailings at San Manuel have affected ground-water quality.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Davis, Stanley N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe use of environmental tracers to determine relationships among aquifers in the Lower San Pedro River basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorRice, George Franklin, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRice, George Franklin, 1950-en_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.abstractThe chemistry of ground water from the Lower San Pedro River basin between Reddington and Mammoth, Arizona, was studied. Objectives were to determine (1) recharge and discharge relationships among aquifers through a comparison of their water chemistries and (2) whether copper mill tailings at San Manuel have affected ground-water quality. The study area has four aquifers: (1) the Catalina aquifer along the basin's western flank, (2) the Galiuro aquifer along the eastern flank, (3) the artesian aquifer, and (4) the channel aquifer. The latter two are in the center of the basin. This study produced the following conclusions: Ground water from the Catalina and Galiuro aquifers recharge the artesian aquifer. The age of ground water in the artesian aquifer is between 7,700 and 13,800 years. The channel aquifer is recharged by the artesian aquifer and intermittent surface flows. The chemistry of water in the channel aquifer is largely controlled by the dissolution of evaporites. There is no evidence that the mill tailings at San Manuel have affected ground-water quality.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Stanley N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343703en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26844072en_US
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