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Data Release for Geologic Framework and Hydrogeology of the Rico Rico and Nogales 7.5' quadrangles, Upper Santa Cruz basin, Arizona, with 3-Dimensional hydrogeologic model

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2018

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Page, W.R., Bultman, M.W., VanSistine, D.P., Menges, C.M., Gray, F., and Pantea, M.P., 2018, Data Release for Geologic Framework and Hydrogeology of the Rico Rico and Nogales 7.5' quadrangles, Upper Santa Cruz basin, Arizona, with 3-Dimensional hydrogeologic model: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QJ7GHT.

Summary

Rapid population growth and declining annual recharge to aquifers in the upper Santa Cruz basin area of southern Arizona, has increased the demand for additional groundwater resources. This demand is predicted to escalate in the future due to higher temperatures, longer droughts, less aquifer recharge, and decreased river and stream base flow. We conducted geologic studies to help evaluate and better understand groundwater resources in the basin. Results of these studies are presented in this report, which summarizes the basin geologic framework and hydrogeology, and presents a 3-D hydrogeologic model for the Rio Rico and Nogales 7.5' quadrangles. Three major hydrogeologic units are displayed in the 3-D model; a lower basement confining [...]

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Purpose

The report summarizes the geologic framework and hydrogeology in the Rio Rico and Nogales 7.5’ quadrangles, southern Arizona, and presents a 3-D hydrogeologic model for the area. The main objective in preparing the 3-D model is to investigate groundwater resources in the upper Santa Cruz basin, but the model may also be important in addressing U.S.-Mexico border security issues, including investigations which evaluate the geologic and geophysical framework to help detect and/or predict the location of illegal tunnels beneath the border.

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