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Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas

Donald Edward White

Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas

by Donald Edward White

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services [distributor] in Austin, Tex, Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groundwater -- Texas -- El Paso Region,
  • Aquifers -- Texas -- El Paso Region,
  • Hydrology -- Texas -- El Paso Region

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Donald E. White, E.T. Baker, Jr., and Roger Sperka ; in cooperation with the El Paso Water Utilities-Public Service Board
    SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 97-4263
    ContributionsBaker, E. T. 1931-, Sperka, Roger, El Paso (Tex.). Water Utilities and Public Service Board, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 37 p. :
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13567493M
    OCLC/WorldCa39608292

    Present Hydrogeology of the Edwards Aquifer. After the Buda and Eagle Ford groups of limestones were deposited on top of the Edwards formation, the Tertiary and Quaternary periods of the Cenozoic era (beginning about 70 million years ago) saw the rejuvenation of the Rocky mountains by activity of tectonic plates colliding and overriding. Western Gunn Hydrology Project Scope: Monitoring Wells: 1. Detect changes in water level caused by movement of water back and forth between the river’s channel and the hydraulically connected river aquifer 2. Determine composition, thickness, and extent of geologic units that form the river aquifer Aquifer Tests: 1.

    The downdip and artesian portion of the Edwards Aquifer provides fresh water eastward until a “bad water line” beyond which saline water occurs. An important local aquifer, the Colorado River Alluvial Aquifer is located in eastern Travis County. A minor aquifer, the downdip Hickory Aquifer also exists in the western portions of the county. The Edwards Aquifer is an underground layer of porous limestone that stores water. While the Edwards stretches from Temple to Del Rio, the Barton Springs segment is of most interest to Austinites since the water re-emerges near the heart of downtown at Barton Springs.

    fluctuation of the water table is very similar in shallow and deep aquifers, the distance between the various aquifers can be too great to show an effect in the same season. Seepage generally requires much more time to reach the second or third aquifer, but there are cases when the deeper aquifer responds sooner to seasonal refillingFile Size: KB. Central Texas Inland Coast Sparta Plains-Pecos Brackets link aquifers where three are layered in the same area. Slanted lines indicate subcrop, where the water-bearing rock layer digs below other rock layers. Brazos River Alluvium Lipan Dockum Edwards-Trinity (High Plains) Blaine Rita Blanca Bone Spring-Victorio Peak Rustler Capitan Reef Minor.


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Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas by Donald Edward White Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas. [Donald Edward White; E T Baker; Roger Sperka; El Paso (Tex.). Water Utilities and Public Service Board.; Geological Survey (U.S.)].

Fresh groundwater stored in the aquifer system beneath El Paso and Ciudad Juarez is bordered by regions of brackish to saline groundwater. The upper portion of the Hueco Bolson contains fresh to slightly saline water, ranging from less than 1, to 3, milligrams per liter of total dissolved solids.

These aquifers are a critical source of water for Texas, supplying 62 percent of the million acre-feet of water used in the state in About 76 percent of this water is used for irrigation, with irrigators withdrawing most of this water from the Ogallala Aquifer alone (72 percent of all groundwater used for irrigation, or million.

Types of Aquifers. Aquifers are geological formations that can store, transmit and yield water to a well or spring.

Texas aquifers are remarkably diverse in geologic structure, the amount of water they store, the amount of the water taken from them that can be replenished and the rate at which water moves through the aquifer.

uppermost semi-confined aquifer near El Paso, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report Wilkins, D. W.,Geohydrology of the southwest alluvial basins regional aquifer systems. El Paso and Fort Bliss also have built the world’s largest inland desalination plant in El Paso County, which uses brackish groundwater from the Hueco Bolson.

Pecos Valley. Located in the upper Pecos River Valley of West Texas, this aquifer, formerly called the Cenozoic Pecos Alluvium, extends through 12 counties. Major faults of the Balcones fault zone and relation to the Edwards aquifer in the San Antonio area, Texas 5.

Generalized structural surface of the top of the Edwards aquifer in the San Antonio area, Texas 6. Location of hydrogeologic sections through the Cited by: HYDROLOGY AND WATER QUALITY OF THE EDWARDS AQUIFER ASSOCIATED WITH BARTON SPRINGS IN THE AUSTIN AREA, TEXAS By Raymond M.

Slade, Jr., Michael E. Dorsey, and Sheree L. Stewart U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report Prepared in cooperation with the CITY OF AUSTIN Austin, Texas Cited by: Urban development over the Edwards aquifer in the Austin, Texas, area has caused concerns about the availability and quality of water in the aquifer.

The study area, the Edwards aquifer that discharges to Barton Springs, includes parts of Travis and Hays Counties and extends from the city of Kyle to the Colorado River.

A large part of the aquifer lies within the Austin metropolitan. Aquifer, in hydrology, rock layer that contains water and releases it in appreciable amounts. The rock contains water-filled pore spaces, and, when the spaces are connected, the water is able to flow through the matrix of the rock.

Wells drilled into aquifers are important sources of fresh water. CARBONATE GEOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE EDWARDS AQUIFER IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA, TEXAS By R. Maclay and T. Small U.S. Geological Survey This report was prepared by the U.S.

Geological Survey under cooperative agreement with the San Antonio City Water Board and the Texas Water Development Board November Regional differences in the porosity and permeability of the Edwards aquiifer are related to three major depositional areas, the Maverick basin the Devils River trend, and the San Marcos platform, that existed during Early Cretaceous time.

The rocks of the Maverick basin are predominantly deep basinal deposits of dense, homogeneous mudstones of low primary porosity. Ground-Water Hydrology 21 unconsolidated aquifer. The annual water-level fluctuation ranges from about three feet to feet. The difference between the maximum high and low for the period to is feet.

Observation well Randolph 3 is completed in a limestone bedrock aquifer. The annual water-level fluc. HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE COLORADO RIVER ALLUVIAL AQUIFER BE1WEEN AUSTIN AND SMITHVILLE, TEXAS A Numerical Assessment Of The Shallow Flow System Final Report, November Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas / (Austin, Tex.: U.S.

Dept Hydrology and water quality near Bromide Pavilion in Chickasaw of the Bonneville Salt Flats, northwestern Utah, and simulation of gound-water flow and solute transport in the shallow-brine aquifer / (Washington, DC.

Texas has only three of the nation's aquifer storage and recovery facilities, but studies are underway to determine where new ones could be.

The storage capacity in an aquifer depends mainly on the space between pores. This means, for example, that a sandy aquifer has more storage capacity than a fractured basalt aquifer. Unconfined upper aquifers are exposed at or near the ground surface and can be quite thin with little storage.

When it rains or a river floods the aquifer’s pore. White, D.E., and Sladek, G.J.,Summary of data from the pilot study and operations of the Hueco Bolson Recharge Project, northeast El Paso, Texas: U.

Geological Survey Open-File Report38 p. area. There are many wells installed in the Dockum Aquifer or in both the Pecos Valley and Dockum aquifers.

We performed net sand calculations for both of these aquifers (Figures and ). The net sand dataset for the Dockum Group is incomplete because many wells penetrate the Dockum Aquifer only partially.

Also, there are many more gamma Cited by: 3. Hydrology of the shallow aquifer and uppermost semiconfined aquifer near El Paso, Texas / (Austin, Tex.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Hydrogeology of confined-drift aquifers near the Pomme de Terre and Chippewa rivers, western Minnesota / (St.

Paul. Piedmont and Blue Ridge crystalline-rock aquifers (eastern U.S.) Puget Sound aquifer system (Washington) Rio Grande aquifer system. Roswell Basin aquifer system (New Mexico) Rush Springs aquifer (Oklahoma) Sand and gravel aquifers of alluvial and glacial origin (North of the line of glaciation) Seymour aquifer (Texas).Notice - The USGS Water Resources Mission Area's priority is to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 U.S.

states and additional territories. Our hydrologic monitoring stations continue to send data in near real-time to NWISWeb, and we are continuing critical water monitoring activities to.The Leona aquifer is an important, but overlooked, water resource in Central Texas.

The Quaternary Leona Formation occurs as several isolated alluvial deposits at the margins of the Edwards Plateau. Each of these deposits forms an aquifer. One of these aquifers is located near Lockhart, Texas.