A Report to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District...on Geophysical Investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/308905
Title:
A Report to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District...on Geophysical Investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona
Author:
Dietz, David; Williams, Charles; Marsh, Floyd
Editors:
Marsh, Floyd
Affiliation:
Department of Geosciences; Department of Geosciences; Water Resources Research Center
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jan-1985
Description:
A Report to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, 23636 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85024 on Geophysical Investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona / January 1985; Gravity Survey Investigation in Butler Valley Arizona - Charles Williams / Seismic Refraction Survey Investigation in Butler, Arizona - David Dietz
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/308905
Abstract:
Summary: Recent (1984) geophysical investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona, included gravity and seismic refraction surveys to estimate depth to and describe general configuration of bedrock underlying the basin outlet at the narrows into the Ranegras Plain. Interpretation and correlation of geophysical data collected from these surveys indicates a depth to bedrock at the basin outlet ranging from about 55 to 90 feet along a profile between bedrock outcrops, a distance of approximately 3,800 feet (see Figure 3, Profile A -A'). Such a bedrock configuration appears favorable to closing the lower end of the basin to eliminate possible ground-water underflow into the Ranegras Plain, using different engineering or management techniques. In addition, these data were correlated with available data from previous gravity surveys and geologic well logs to produce three other cross-basin profiles, which together were used to develop a generalized depth to bedrock map of the entire Valley (see Figure 7). Geophysical information presented in this report can be used to estimate alluvial thickness, define storage volume and boundaries of the aquifer and describe configuration of the shallow bedrock saddle beneath the narrows of the Valley. This information is useful in developing and evaluating technical or management solutions to eliminate potential ground-water outflow from the basin.
Type:
text; Report
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorDietz, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, Floyden_US
dc.contributor.editorMarsh, Floyden_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-21T01:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-21T01:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued1985-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/308905-
dc.descriptionA Report to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, 23636 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85024 on Geophysical Investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona / January 1985en_US
dc.descriptionGravity Survey Investigation in Butler Valley Arizona - Charles Williams / Seismic Refraction Survey Investigation in Butler, Arizona - David Dietzen_US
dc.description.abstractSummary: Recent (1984) geophysical investigations of Butler Valley, Arizona, included gravity and seismic refraction surveys to estimate depth to and describe general configuration of bedrock underlying the basin outlet at the narrows into the Ranegras Plain. Interpretation and correlation of geophysical data collected from these surveys indicates a depth to bedrock at the basin outlet ranging from about 55 to 90 feet along a profile between bedrock outcrops, a distance of approximately 3,800 feet (see Figure 3, Profile A -A'). Such a bedrock configuration appears favorable to closing the lower end of the basin to eliminate possible ground-water underflow into the Ranegras Plain, using different engineering or management techniques. In addition, these data were correlated with available data from previous gravity surveys and geologic well logs to produce three other cross-basin profiles, which together were used to develop a generalized depth to bedrock map of the entire Valley (see Figure 7). Geophysical information presented in this report can be used to estimate alluvial thickness, define storage volume and boundaries of the aquifer and describe configuration of the shallow bedrock saddle beneath the narrows of the Valley. This information is useful in developing and evaluating technical or management solutions to eliminate potential ground-water outflow from the basin.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleA Report to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District...on Geophysical Investigations of Butler Valley, Arizonaen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geosciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geosciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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