Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296092
Title:
Evaluation of Groundwater Methodologies in the Tucson Copper Mining District
Author:
Postillion, Frank G.; Esposito, David M.
Affiliation:
Pima Association of Governments, Tucson, Arizona; Tucson Active Management Area, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Issue Date:
16-Apr-1983
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The Upper Santa Cruz Basin Mines Task Force implemented a two year groundwater monitoring program in response to recommendations of an earlier investigation. The work program included monitoring several copper mines' tailing ponds and wells 15-20 miles south of Tucson. ASARCO mine was monitored to determine the source of high sulfates and TOS in the groundwater in the vicinity of the ASARCO ponds. A network of twelve sampling sites was sampled quarterly to look at water quality trends over time. One additional monitor well was drilled at the base of ASARCO's newest pond. The Anamax groundwater monitoring program consisted of investigating changes in water levels and water quality in the vicinity of its two tailing ponds to determine the hydrologic impacts of the ponds. The Duval program consisted of a network of thirteen monitor and seven interceptor wells. It was designed to determine the effectiveness of the interceptor wells as a management practice for preventing migration of mineralized tailing pond seepage to downgradient areas. The programs are compared in relation to their relative merits and their effectiveness in determining the groundwater quality impacts of the tailings ponds.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of Groundwater Methodologies in the Tucson Copper Mining Districten_US
dc.contributor.authorPostillion, Frank G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEsposito, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPima Association of Governments, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTucson Active Management Area, Arizona Department of Water Resourcesen_US
dc.date.issued1983-04-16-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe Upper Santa Cruz Basin Mines Task Force implemented a two year groundwater monitoring program in response to recommendations of an earlier investigation. The work program included monitoring several copper mines' tailing ponds and wells 15-20 miles south of Tucson. ASARCO mine was monitored to determine the source of high sulfates and TOS in the groundwater in the vicinity of the ASARCO ponds. A network of twelve sampling sites was sampled quarterly to look at water quality trends over time. One additional monitor well was drilled at the base of ASARCO's newest pond. The Anamax groundwater monitoring program consisted of investigating changes in water levels and water quality in the vicinity of its two tailing ponds to determine the hydrologic impacts of the ponds. The Duval program consisted of a network of thirteen monitor and seven interceptor wells. It was designed to determine the effectiveness of the interceptor wells as a management practice for preventing migration of mineralized tailing pond seepage to downgradient areas. The programs are compared in relation to their relative merits and their effectiveness in determining the groundwater quality impacts of the tailings ponds.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296092-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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