Identifying wells downstream from Laguna Dam that yield water that will be replaced by water from the Colorado River, Arizona and California

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Title Identifying wells downstream from Laguna Dam that yield water that will be replaced by water from the Colorado River, Arizona and California
Creator Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.
Subject Aquifers; Irrigation; Irrigation farming; Wells
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Colorado; Mexico
Description Downstream from Laguna Dam, the Colorado River is the source for nearly all recharge to the river aquifer. The complex surface-water and ground-water system that exists in the area is, in part, the result of more than 100 years of waterresources development. Agriculture is the principal economy and is possible only with irrigation. The construction and operation of canals provides the means to divert and distribute Colorado River water to irrigate agricultural lands on the flood plains and mesas along the Colorado and Gila Rivers, in Imperial and Coachella Valleys, and in the area upstream from Dome along the Gila River. Water is withdrawn from wells for irrigation, dewatering, and domestic use. The area downstream from Laguna Dam borders additional areas of agricultural development in Mexico where Colorado River water also is diverted for irrigation.
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors Bureau of Reclamation
Date 2000
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://az.water.usgs.gov/factsheets/fs-125-00.pdf). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://az.water.usgs.gov/factsheets/fs-125-00.pdf
Source Owen-Joyce, Sandra J., Identifying wells downstream from Laguna Dam that yield water that will be replaced by water from the Colorado River, Arizona and California, Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 125-00, 4 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s64q7sx8
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-10
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145882
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64q7sx8
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