Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296386
Title:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Curtain Wells Against Subsurface Flooding in Yuma, Arizona
Author:
Young, Don W.; Burnett, Earl E.
Affiliation:
Arizona State Land Department, Phoenix, Arizona 85002; Geology and Groundwater Branch, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Projects Office, Yuma, Arizona 85365
Issue Date:
27-Apr-1985
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:
During 1983 the Colorado River experienced high flow conditions due to abnormally high snowmelt and runoff from the upper basin states. Flood stages provided sufficient hydraulic head to force water under the protective levee system around Yuma, Arizona. This caused inundation of adjacent urban and agricultural lands from the subsequent rise in the local water table. A methodology was planned whereby a series of "curtain wells" would be installed and the water table pumped down to below grade conditions. The feasibility of accomplishing this was studied by retrofitting an existing agricultural well located on "Yuma Island", and installing a series of monitor wells in a two-dimensional array perpendicular and tangential to the levee. The production well was pumped continuously for eight weeks, and the subsequent drawdown within the piezometers monitored. Based on the data gathered, it was possible to predict the effectiveness of the proposed curtain well system.
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.titleEvaluating the Effectiveness of Curtain Wells Against Subsurface Flooding in Yuma, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Don W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurnett, Earl E.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona State Land Department, Phoenix, Arizona 85002en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeology and Groundwater Branch, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Projects Office, Yuma, Arizona 85365en_US
dc.date.issued1985-04-27-
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.abstractDuring 1983 the Colorado River experienced high flow conditions due to abnormally high snowmelt and runoff from the upper basin states. Flood stages provided sufficient hydraulic head to force water under the protective levee system around Yuma, Arizona. This caused inundation of adjacent urban and agricultural lands from the subsequent rise in the local water table. A methodology was planned whereby a series of "curtain wells" would be installed and the water table pumped down to below grade conditions. The feasibility of accomplishing this was studied by retrofitting an existing agricultural well located on "Yuma Island", and installing a series of monitor wells in a two-dimensional array perpendicular and tangential to the levee. The production well was pumped continuously for eight weeks, and the subsequent drawdown within the piezometers monitored. Based on the data gathered, it was possible to predict the effectiveness of the proposed curtain well system.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/10150/296386-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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