Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Western Mountain Front Recharge, Upper Cienega Creek Sub-Basin, Pima County, Arizona

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Title:
Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Western Mountain Front Recharge, Upper Cienega Creek Sub-Basin, Pima County, Arizona
Author:
Huth, Hans Jarlath
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
Using historical and current water quality data, the geochemical processes responsible for controlling the chemical evolution of groundwater in the Upper Cienega Creek Basin are characterized and modeled. Spatially, waters evolve from a calcium-bicarbonate type at the mountain front to a sodium-bicarbonate type in the central basin. Analyses for Cienega Creek perennial flows demonstrate a relatively high sodium concentration (greater than 1.71 mmol/l) characteristic of central basin groundwaters. Given the similar high sodium signature, it is assumed that surface and groundwaters evolve under the same geochemical controls while originating from the same mountain-front recharge sources. Mass balance modeling demonstrates that the chemical processes controlling water quality in the Upper Cienega Creek Basin are typical of alluvial basins in the Southwest (Robertson, 1991).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Conklin, Martha

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHydrogeochemical Modeling of Western Mountain Front Recharge, Upper Cienega Creek Sub-Basin, Pima County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorHuth, Hans Jarlathen_US
dc.contributor.authorHuth, Hans Jarlathen_US
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing historical and current water quality data, the geochemical processes responsible for controlling the chemical evolution of groundwater in the Upper Cienega Creek Basin are characterized and modeled. Spatially, waters evolve from a calcium-bicarbonate type at the mountain front to a sodium-bicarbonate type in the central basin. Analyses for Cienega Creek perennial flows demonstrate a relatively high sodium concentration (greater than 1.71 mmol/l) characteristic of central basin groundwaters. Given the similar high sodium signature, it is assumed that surface and groundwaters evolve under the same geochemical controls while originating from the same mountain-front recharge sources. Mass balance modeling demonstrates that the chemical processes controlling water quality in the Upper Cienega Creek Basin are typical of alluvial basins in the Southwest (Robertson, 1991).en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorConklin, Marthaen_US
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