Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300966
Title:
Erosion and Sedimentation in the Upper Gila Drainage, A Case Study
Author:
Kingston, R. L.; Solomon, R. M.
Affiliation:
Gila National Forest, Silver City, New Mexico
Issue Date:
1-May-1976
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 Gila River in Arizona and New Mexico contains extremely diverse geology and soils. One geological formation that is somewhat unique to the Southwest and the upper Gila drainage is the Gila Conglomerate formation. In New Mexico, this conglomerate is extensive on the main Gila River drainage, accounting for over 35 percent of the main basin area. A case study was done on the 22,580 hectare (55,793 acres) Lake Roberts Watershed to assess the current sedimentation problem and its sources. This study revealed interesting patterns of lake surface area changes with volume changes of the original 28.3 hectare (70 acres) man-made reservoir over the last 12 years. Surface area reduction (19%) has progressed at a rate over twice that for volume reduction (9%). The source of the problem stems primarily from soils derived from highly sensitive Gila Conglomerate. The watershed is not uncharacteristic of the unique geology and soils typical of the upper Gila drainage and may furnish insight into sediment production and sources for much of the Gila headwater drainage in New Mexico.
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.titleErosion and Sedimentation in the Upper Gila Drainage, A Case Studyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKingston, R. L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, R. M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGila National Forest, Silver City, New Mexicoen_US
dc.date.issued1976-05-01-
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.abstractThe upper Gila River in Arizona and New Mexico contains extremely diverse geology and soils. One geological formation that is somewhat unique to the Southwest and the upper Gila drainage is the Gila Conglomerate formation. In New Mexico, this conglomerate is extensive on the main Gila River drainage, accounting for over 35 percent of the main basin area. A case study was done on the 22,580 hectare (55,793 acres) Lake Roberts Watershed to assess the current sedimentation problem and its sources. This study revealed interesting patterns of lake surface area changes with volume changes of the original 28.3 hectare (70 acres) man-made reservoir over the last 12 years. Surface area reduction (19%) has progressed at a rate over twice that for volume reduction (9%). The source of the problem stems primarily from soils derived from highly sensitive Gila Conglomerate. The watershed is not uncharacteristic of the unique geology and soils typical of the upper Gila drainage and may furnish insight into sediment production and sources for much of the Gila headwater drainage in New Mexico.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/10150/300966-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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