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Land-subsidence and ground-water storage monitoring in the Tucson Active Management Area, Arizona

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Land-subsidence and ground-water storage monitoring in the Tucson Active Management Area, Arizona; 2000; FS; 084-00; Pool, Don R.; Winster, Daniel; Cole, K. C.

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The Tucson Active Management Area (TAMA) comprises two basins--Tucson Basin and Avra Valley. The TAMA has been directed by Arizona ground-water law to attain an annual balance between groundwater withdrawals and recharge by the year 2025. This balance is defined by the statute as "safe yield." Current ground-water withdrawals exceed recharge, resulting in conditions of ground-water overdraft, which causes removal of water from ground-water storage and subsidence of the land surface. Depletion of storage and associated land subsidence will not be halted until all discharge from the system, both natural and human induced, is balanced by recharge. The amount of the ground-water overdraft has been difficult to estimate until recently [...]

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