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Ground water use in an energy development area: The Tongue River Basin, southeastern Montana

Dates

Year
1982

Citation

Hickcox, D.H., 1982, Ground water use in an energy development area: The Tongue River Basin, southeastern Montana: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 18, iss. 4, p. 585-591.

Summary

ABSTRACT: Ground water, of relatively good quality, occurs though-out southeastern Montana's Tongue River basin and can be procured cheaply and easily. The widespread occurrence of springs and the de velopment of shallow aquifers enables settlement to occur away from perennial streams and allows for extensive grazing of the range. Ground water m the Tongue River basin occurs in five aquifers ranging from shallow alluvium to the extremely deep Madison Group. Coal beds of the Fort Union Formation contain significant quantities of good quality ground water. Extensive strip mining of these coal beds lowers the water level of nearby wells and causes springs to dry up. There are over 1,700 permits for ground water appropriation in the Tongue [...]

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Author :
Hickcox, D.H.

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  • Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse

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Type Scheme Key
DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 1752-1688

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