Chemical and isotopic characterization of ground water from the western part of the Salt River Valley, Arizona

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Title:
Chemical and isotopic characterization of ground water from the western part of the Salt River Valley, Arizona
Author:
Gellenbeck, Dorinda Jeanne, 1967-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Sources of high nitrate concentrations in ground water from the western part of the Salt River Valley in central Arizona historically have not been well identified. This thesis presents chemical and isotopic data for surface and ground water collected in the study area during 1990. These data are used to characterize general ground-water chemistry in the study area and to evaluate the applicability of 87 and delta11B data to identify different types of nitrate sources. Ground water from northern and southern regions in the study area are differentiated by major ion compositions, metal concentrations, pH, and 3 and 87 data. 87 data identify ground-water flowpaths in the study area. delta11 and delta7Li values are useful for the identification of sewage treatment outflow. delta7Li data may also identify leachates from manure. Effects from a halite deposit on ground water are also distinctive.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bassett, Randy L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleChemical and isotopic characterization of ground water from the western part of the Salt River Valley, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorGellenbeck, Dorinda Jeanne, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGellenbeck, Dorinda Jeanne, 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractSources of high nitrate concentrations in ground water from the western part of the Salt River Valley in central Arizona historically have not been well identified. This thesis presents chemical and isotopic data for surface and ground water collected in the study area during 1990. These data are used to characterize general ground-water chemistry in the study area and to evaluate the applicability of 87 and delta11B data to identify different types of nitrate sources. Ground water from northern and southern regions in the study area are differentiated by major ion compositions, metal concentrations, pH, and 3 and 87 data. 87 data identify ground-water flowpaths in the study area. delta11 and delta7Li values are useful for the identification of sewage treatment outflow. delta7Li data may also identify leachates from manure. Effects from a halite deposit on ground water are also distinctive.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.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.advisorBassett, Randy L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351361en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27148282en_US
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