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A 10-year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California

A 10-year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aquifers -- California -- Indian Wells Region.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTen-year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California.
    Statementby Paul Lipinski and Darwin D. Knochenmus.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 81-404, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 81-404.
    ContributionsKnochenmus, Darwin D., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22447250M

    Indian Wells Valley is one of the study areas being evaluated. The Indian Wells study area is approximately square miles (1, square kilometers) and includes the Indian Wells Valley groundwater basin (California Department of Water Resources, ). Indian Wells Valley has an arid climate and is part of the Mojave Desert. The Mojave River basin, a high desert area in southwestern San Bernardino County, Calif., received times the normal annual precipitation during the and water years. Precipitation in the mountainous upper part of the watershed is the primary source of flow in the Mojave River. The resulting floods had an instantaneous peak discharge of 18, cubic feet .

    BENNETT VALLEY STUDY AREA 23 Topography 23 the natural system is the water cycle, and the affected component is the time. However, there are no Department of Water Resources monitoring wells near the study areas and monitoring of private wells is not required in Sonoma County so, unfortunately, no. Part or all of this report is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download the documents to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader.

    Finally, based on the comprehensive aquifer characterization work conducted in this study, the aquifer system will function sustainably with the estimated yields of the existing wells . An aquifer or a portion thereof may be determined to be an exempted aquifer for Class 1-V wells if it meets the criteria in paragraphs (a) -(c) below. Other than EPA approved aquifer exemption expansions that meet the criteria set forth in (d), new aquifer exemptions for Class VI wells shall not be issued.


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A 10-year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California. [Paul Lipinski; Darwin D Knochenmus; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. A YEAR PLAN TO STUDY THE AQUIFER SYSTEM OF INDIAN WELLS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA By Paul Lipinski and Darwin D.

Knochenmus ABSTRACT Water needs of the population of Indian Wells Valley must be met through further development of ground-water resources. Studies show that annualCited by: 1. A year plan to study the aquifer system of Indian Wells Valley, California / (Menlo Park, Calif.: U.S.

Geological Survey, []), also by Paul Lipinski, Indian Wells Valley Water District, and United States Navy Department (page images at HathiTrust). The Indian Wells Valley is a terminal basin in an arid region east of the southern Sierra Nevada.

Stakeholders in the valley are seeking to better understand their local groundwater basin. In an effort to attain sustainable management, stakeholders are considering using brackish water from the lower portion of the aquifer system to help meet.

The data revealed by this revised BCM model of the Indian Wells Valley basin will contribute to a better understanding of groundwater availability in this aquifer system, which will help in the development of management practices that may extend the useful life of the groundwater resources to meet current and foreseeable-future demands.

The Indian Wells study area is approximately square miles (1, square kilome-ters) and includes the Indian Wells Valley groundwater basin (California Department of Water Resources, ).

Indian Wells Valley has an arid climate and is part of the Mojave Desert. Average annual rainfall is about 6 inches (15 centimeters).Cited by: 1.

Location of wells and values from aquifer tests in the Owens Valley, California—continued Table 9. Location of wells and values from aquifer tests in the Owens Valley, California [ft, foot; ft/d, foot per day; ft 2/d, foot squared per day; m, meter; —, not a vailable.

Table includes all wells o wned or operated, as ofby the Los Angeles. PLATE 1. Geologic map and block diagrams of Indian Wells Valley, California. Map showing 2. Water-level contours, andInd'an Wells Valley, California. Water-level contours,and net change in water level,Indian Wells Valley, Wells Valley, California Cited by: 6.

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about aquifers. Students will be able to define and describe the importance of aquifers, as well as explain some of the consequences if. The U.S. Geological Survey collected groundwater samples from 50 wells used for domestic and small-system drinking water supplies in Shasta and Tehama Counties, California in The wells were sampled for the Redding-Red Bluff Shallow Aquifer study unit of the California State Water Resources Control Board Groundwater Ambient Monitoring.

This study describes the complex geology of the northern Sacramento Valley, focusing on the Late Cenozoic geologic formations and structures that compose or influence the valley’s fresh groundwater aquifer formations.

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) acquired geologic data from groundwater observation well drilling. Investigating the depletion and degradation of the aquifer‐system during –, when the entire valley experienced a severe drought, we find that ~2% of total aquifer‐system storage was permanently lost, owing to irreversible compaction of the by: A mathematical model of the Indian Wells Valley ground-water basin was developed and verified.

The alternating-direction implicit method was used to compute the mathematical solution. It was assumed that there are only two aquifers in the valley, one being deep and the other shallow.

Where the shallow aquifer occurs, the underlying deep aquifer is confined or artesian. For a more detailed description of available information on bedrock aquifer coverages, please review thelegends or the complete statewide stratigraphic sections included in the zipped file. Below is a list of the bedrock aquifer coverages, the geologic system they belong in, and the formations or units they are composed of.

Location of wells and values from aquifer tests in the Owens Valley, California—continued Well number Latitude (north) Longitude (west) Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates (m) Ground-water flow model Most recent well depth (ft) Transmis-sivity (ft 2 /d) Average hori-zontal hydraulic conduc-tivity (ft/d) Storage coefficient Aqui.

Start studying Chp. 9 Study Questions pt. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Virtually all underground water originates as precipitation.

The Ogallala aquifer is a massive aquifer beneath California. False. There is twice as much underground water as there is surface water (lakes, streams. The draft groundwater plan also laid out fees of $2, to $3, per acre foot for imported water, assuming the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority could, someday, bring in.

Some Indian researchers say parts of the country can benefit from incorporating traditional knowledge left behind in the johads and stone-lined open-pit wells. study of the Indian Wells Valley area (fig.

1) and to make available to the cooperators a working hydrologic model for use as a management tool. The scope of the investigation consisted of: 1. Developing a digital-computer program to model the ground-water basin of Indian Wells Valley Cited by: 1.

Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Project (Volume II Technical Report) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying cturer: Dept. of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. Oasis near Death Valley fed by ancient aquifer under Nevada Test Site Date: June 4, Source: Brigham Young University Summary: A new study indicates that water arriving at Ash Meadows in Death.The Central Valley aquifer system is contained within the basin-fill deposits in the Central Valley of California.

The distribution of water in the valley has been modified to even out differences between where it naturally occurs and where the agricultural and urban demand exist.

Surface water that under natural conditions mostly flowed out of the.1 Introduction. California's Central Valley is a highly productive agricultural region in the United States. Due to its water‐intensive crops and arid climate, it accounts for roughly one fifth of the nation's groundwater usage [Faunt et al., b].The recent droughts in California have further increased the groundwater demand, causing groundwater depletion throughout the by: