Hydrologic conditions in the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and Planet Valley, Arizona, 2000

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Title Hydrologic conditions in the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and Planet Valley, Arizona, 2000
Creator Wilson, Richard P.; Owen-Joyce, Sandra J.
Subject Water quality; Aquifers; Alluvium; Hydraulics; Streamflow; Sediment transport
Spatial Coverage Bill Williams River (Ariz.); Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Arizona
Description During a period of sustained base-flow conditions in the Bill Williams River below Alamo Dam in west central Arizona from March to July 2000, the channel of the river through Planet Valley was dry, and the water table sloped almost due west parallel to the main slope of the flood plain. Water from the river infiltrated into the channel bottom at the head of Planet Valley, moved downgradient in the subsurface, and reappeared in the channel about 0.3 mile downstream from the east boundary of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. A river aquifer in hydraulic connection with the Bill Williams River was mapped from a point 6.3 miles upstream from Highway 95 to the upstream end of Planet Valley. Formations that make up the river aquifer in Planet Valley are younger alluvium, older alluviums, and fanglomerate. Total thickness of the river aquifer probably is less than 200 feet in the bedrock canyons to as much as 1,035 feet in Planet Valley. The purpose of this study was to invest
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Bureau of Reclamation
Date 2002
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/WRIR02-4214.html). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/WRIR02-4214.html
Source Wilson, Richard P.; Owen-Joyce, Sandra J., Hydrologic conditions in the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and Planet Valley, Arizona, 2000, Tucson, Arizona: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation 02-4214, 11 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6pk0f39
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-19
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145901
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pk0f39
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