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Recharge to the Eagle Valley ground-water basin by streamflow in Vicee Canyon, west-central Nevada

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Recharge to the Eagle Valley ground-water basin by streamflow in Vicee Canyon, west-central Nevada; 1988; WRI; 88-4158; Maurer, D. K.; Fischer, J. M.

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Recharge to groundwater could be increased by adding imported water to natural surface water flow in Vicee Canyon, in Eagle Valley, Nevada, where municipal pumping has caused as much as 50 ft of water level decline since 1972. Measurements of infiltration rates, percolation rates, and hydraulic conductivity indicate that the area could be conducive to artificial recharge from infiltration of augmented streamflow. Runoff creates natural infiltration beds on the floor of Vicee Canyon, but baseflow causes channelization and armoring of the stream channel, reducing infiltration rates from about 4 inches to 1 inch/hour. A water balance of the streamflow in Vicee Canyon indicates that 60 to 70% becomes recharge, and the remainder is lost [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri884158
series unknown Water-Resources Investigations Report

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