Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource

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Title Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource
Creator Winter, Thomas C.; Harvey, Judson W.; Franke, O.Lehn; Alley, William M.
Subject Water; Water conservation; Water levels; Water quality; Water quality management; Aquifers; Hydrology; Groundwater; Water temperature
Description As the Nation's concerns over water resources and the environment increase, the importance of considering ground water and surface water as a single resource has become increasingly evident. Issues related to water supply, water quality, and degradation of aquatic environments are reported on frequently. The interaction of ground water and surface water has been shown to be a significant concern in many of these issues. For example, contaminated aquifers that discharge to streams can result in long-term contamination of surface water; conversely, streams can be a major source of contamination to aquifers. Surface water commonly is hydraulically connected to ground water, but the interactions are difficult to observe and measure and commonly have been ignored in water-management considerations and policies. Many natural processes and human activities affect the interactions of ground water and surface water. The purpose of this report is to present our current understanding of these pro
Publisher As the Nation's concerns over water resources and the environment increase, the importance of considering ground water and surface water as a single resource has become increasingly evident. Issues related to water supply, water quality, and degradation of aquatic environments are reported on frequently. The interaction of ground water and surface water has been shown to be a significant concern in many of these issues. For example, contaminated aquifers that discharge to streams can result in long-term contamination of surface water; conversely, streams can be a major source of contamination to aquifers. Surface water commonly is hydraulically connected to ground water, but the interactions are difficult to observe and measure and commonly have been ignored in water-management considerations and policies. Many natural processes and human activities affect the interactions of ground water and surface water. The purpose of this report is to present our current understanding of these pro
Date 1998
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/ ). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/circ1139/
Source Winter, Thomas C.; Harvey, Judson W.; Franke, O.Lehn; Alley, William M., 1998, Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource, Denver CO: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1139, 87 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Daureen Nesdill; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6jq0zxd
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-10-06
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145933
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jq0zxd