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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300267
Title:
Groundwater Geology of Fort Valley, Coconino County, Arizona
Author:
DeWitt, Ronald H.
Issue Date:
5-May-1973
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:
All groundwater in fort valley is presently found in perched aquifers. The regional water table in the area is estimated to lie at a depth of approximately 1750 feet. Groundwater reservoirs are perched on impermeable clay zones located at the base of alluvial units. Groundwater is also found in highly fractured volcanic zones overlaying impermeable clay zones. Perched aquifers also occur in interflow zones above either impermeable clays or unfractured volcanics. Groundwater in fort valley is the result of infiltration or runoff and from precipitation. This recharge water infiltrates the alluvium or fractured volcanic rocks until an impermeable zone is reached where it becomes perched groundwater. Greatest well yields come from these recharge aquifers; their reliability is largely dependent on precipitation and runoff. Most wells in the fort valley area supply adequate amounts of water for domestic use.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Perched water; Clays; Groundwater; Geohydrologic units; Fractures (geologic); Arizona; Geology; Sandstones; Sedimentary rocks; Faults; Alluvium; Igneous rocks; Conglomerate rocks; Aquifers; Water table; Infiltration; Runoff; Recharge; Watersheds (basins); Surface drainage; Limestones; Reservoirs; Impervious soils; Water wells; Water yield; Interflow
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGroundwater Geology of Fort Valley, Coconino County, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeWitt, Ronald H.en_US
dc.date.issued1973-05-05-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
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.abstractAll groundwater in fort valley is presently found in perched aquifers. The regional water table in the area is estimated to lie at a depth of approximately 1750 feet. Groundwater reservoirs are perched on impermeable clay zones located at the base of alluvial units. Groundwater is also found in highly fractured volcanic zones overlaying impermeable clay zones. Perched aquifers also occur in interflow zones above either impermeable clays or unfractured volcanics. Groundwater in fort valley is the result of infiltration or runoff and from precipitation. This recharge water infiltrates the alluvium or fractured volcanic rocks until an impermeable zone is reached where it becomes perched groundwater. Greatest well yields come from these recharge aquifers; their reliability is largely dependent on precipitation and runoff. Most wells in the fort valley area supply adequate amounts of water for domestic use.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.subjectPerched wateren_US
dc.subjectClaysen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectGeohydrologic unitsen_US
dc.subjectFractures (geologic)en_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectGeologyen_US
dc.subjectSandstonesen_US
dc.subjectSedimentary rocksen_US
dc.subjectFaultsen_US
dc.subjectAlluviumen_US
dc.subjectIgneous rocksen_US
dc.subjectConglomerate rocksen_US
dc.subjectAquifersen_US
dc.subjectWater tableen_US
dc.subjectInfiltrationen_US
dc.subjectRunoffen_US
dc.subjectRechargeen_US
dc.subjectWatersheds (basins)en_US
dc.subjectSurface drainageen_US
dc.subjectLimestonesen_US
dc.subjectReservoirsen_US
dc.subjectImpervious soilsen_US
dc.subjectWater wellsen_US
dc.subjectWater yielden_US
dc.subjectInterflowen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300267-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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