Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300296
Title:
Competitive Groundwater Usage from the Navajo Sandstone
Author:
Doye, F. H.; Roefs, T. G.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
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:
Groundwater modeling is used to theoretically relate mining pumpage of the Navajo Sandstone to declines in the potentiometric surface at Navajo and Hopi Indian community, domestic, and stock usage locations. The shallow wells on top of Black Mesa are shown to be part of a perched water table condition which is dependent upon the hydraulic conductivity of an aquatard known as the Mancos Shale. The isolation of the aquatard allows the shallow wells to be treated as a problem separate from that of the artesian and recharge areas. Computer modeling of the groundwater system is concerned only with those Indian wells which directly tap the Navajo Sandstone in either artesian or free water table areas. The computer simulation developed is a modified version of the basic artesian aquifer routine used by the Illinois State Water Survey. Computer results correspond with the low percentage of storage withdrawal calculated for the artesian area under Black Mesa.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Groundwater; Pumping; Computer models; Sandstones; Drawdown; Arizona; Aquifers; Wells; Water table; Hydraulic conductivity; Artesian aquifers; Groundwater recharge; Potentiometric level; Artesian head; Simulation analysis; Navajo sandstone groundwater (Ariz); Slurry pumping
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCompetitive Groundwater Usage from the Navajo Sandstoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoye, F. H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoefs, T. G.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resourcesen_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.abstractGroundwater modeling is used to theoretically relate mining pumpage of the Navajo Sandstone to declines in the potentiometric surface at Navajo and Hopi Indian community, domestic, and stock usage locations. The shallow wells on top of Black Mesa are shown to be part of a perched water table condition which is dependent upon the hydraulic conductivity of an aquatard known as the Mancos Shale. The isolation of the aquatard allows the shallow wells to be treated as a problem separate from that of the artesian and recharge areas. Computer modeling of the groundwater system is concerned only with those Indian wells which directly tap the Navajo Sandstone in either artesian or free water table areas. The computer simulation developed is a modified version of the basic artesian aquifer routine used by the Illinois State Water Survey. Computer results correspond with the low percentage of storage withdrawal calculated for the artesian area under Black Mesa.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.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectPumpingen_US
dc.subjectComputer modelsen_US
dc.subjectSandstonesen_US
dc.subjectDrawdownen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectAquifersen_US
dc.subjectWellsen_US
dc.subjectWater tableen_US
dc.subjectHydraulic conductivityen_US
dc.subjectArtesian aquifersen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater rechargeen_US
dc.subjectPotentiometric levelen_US
dc.subjectArtesian headen_US
dc.subjectSimulation analysisen_US
dc.subjectNavajo sandstone groundwater (Ariz)en_US
dc.subjectSlurry pumpingen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300296-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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