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Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California

Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groundwater -- California -- Central Valley (Valley)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Claudia C. Faunt.
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey professional paper -- 1766
    ContributionsFaunt, Claudia C., Geological Survey (U.S.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB1025.C2 G77 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 225 p. :
    Number of Pages225
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24025308M
    ISBN 10141132515X
    ISBN 109781411325159
    LC Control Number2009416790

    California’s Groundwater Update A Copilation of Enaned Content for California ater lan Update Table Annual Change in Groundwater in Storage for California’s Central Valley (Spring to annual reductions in water supply availability. California’s increasing demand for water has led. Water availability and land subsidence in the Central Valley, California, USA. The Central Valley in California (USA) covers ab km2 and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. This agriculture relies heavily on surface-water diversions and groundwater pumpage to meet irrigation water demand.

    The McMullen Valley, surrounding Salome and Wenden in the desert about 40 miles northeast of Quartzsite, has seen the average water level in state-monitored wells drop by feet since the s. Groundwater is an essential water source, providing 35% of the fresh water used in California. 1 However, when groundwater is used more rapidly than it is naturally replenished, groundwater management becomes necessary. One of the tools used by groundwater managers is managed aquifer recharge (MAR).

      Sustainable groundwater management requires approaches to assess the influence of climate and management actions on the evolution of groundwater systems. Traditional approaches that apply continuity to assess groundwater sustainability fail to capture the spatial variability of aquifer responses. To address this gap, our study evaluates groundwater elevation data from the Coachella Cited by: Coupled groundwater and surface-water components of the hydrologic cycle can be simulated by the Farm Process for MODFLOW (MF-FMP) in both irrigated and non-irrigated areas and aquifer-storage and recovery systems. MF-FMP is being applied to three productive agricultural regions of different scale in the State of California, USA, to assess the availability of water and the impacts of Cited by: 3.


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Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California Download PDF EPUB FB2

Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California.

Contents. Chapter A: Introduction, Overview of Hydrogeology, and Textural Model of California’s Central Valley. Central Valley Groundwater Availability. The Central Valley study is one of 30 regional aquifer studies the USGS is conducting to assess the Nation's groundwater availability. Intense competition for groundwater resources in California was an important factor in choosing the Central Valley as one of the first studies undertaken and completed.

About 75% of California's irrigated land is in the Central Valley, which depends heavily on surface water diversions and groundwater pumping [45].

Nearly 75% of renewable water supply originates. Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California Table C1. MODFLOW packages and processes used with the hydrologic flow model of the Central Valley, California.—Continued. Additional Physical Format: Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California xvi, p.

(OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource. For the Central Valley Hydrologic Model, continental deposits were divided into 10 vertical layers and characterized using sediment textures (percent coarse-grained sediments).

The data files listed below are supplemental to the USGS Professional Paper titled 'Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley aquifer, California.' The report.

Water Use & Availability Central Valley Groundwater Availability. The depletion of groundwater at a variety of scales and the compounding effects of recent droughts have emphasized the need for an updated status on the availability of the Central Valley's groundwater resources.

Chapter B: Groundwater availability in California's Central Valley Chapter C: Numerical model of the hydrologic landscape and groundwater flow in California's Central Valley Appendix 1: Supplemental information, modification to Modflow packages and processes.

California’s Central Valley covers ab square miles, and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. • More than different crops are grown in the Central Valley, with an estimated value of $17 billion per year. • Approximately one-sixth of File Size: 3MB. The Central Valley ( million acres [65, km 2]) of California located between 35 and 41°N and and °W is an irrigated, groundwater‐dependent region overlying the second largest groundwater system in the United States.

It is also one of the most agricultural productive regions in Cited by: 1. The Groundwater Quality Protection Strategy for the Central Valley Region, a Roadmap was approved by the Central Valley Water Board at the September meeting (Resolution R).

Following approval a workplan was developed to address each of the high priority actions for the period of June through June Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California. California's Central Valley covers ab square miles and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world.

More than different crops are grown in the Central Valley with an estimated value of $17 billion per year. Faunt CC (ed) () Groundwater availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California.

US Geol Surv Prof Pappp Konikow LF () Groundwater depletion in Cited by: 7. Groundwater Recharge & Extraction NOT TO SCALE Bertoldi, G.L., Johnston, R.H., and Evenson, K.D.,Ground water in the Central Valley, California summary report: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper A, 44 p.

Pumping Center Unconfined Confined Central Valley aquifer system Saltwater Direction of ground-water movement “E” Clay. Groundwater Availability -- Central Valley Faunt, C.C., Hanson, R.T., and Belitz, K.,Development of a model to assess ground-water availability in California's Central Valley in Water Resources Impact, Vol Number 1, p.

Groundwater Availability -- Central Valley. by Katherine Ransom and Thomas Harter In California’s Central Valley, many communities depend significantly or entirely on groundwater as their drinking water supply. Studies estimate the number of private wells in the Central Valley to be on the order ofto(Viers et al., ; Johnson and Belitz, ).

Elevated nitrate concentrations in. Claudia Faunt, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, presents data to do with groundwater in California's Central Valley; issues of subsidence, the pre and post development water use history as. 1. Californians drained about million acre-feet of groundwater (about 41 trillion gallons) from the Central Valley between andaccording to the U.S.

Geological Survey. That’s the equivalent of draining about a third of Lake Erie or, put another way, enough fresh water to provide every person on Earth with a year supply of. Faunt () describes a detailed groundwater-flow model of the Central Valley aquifer system in California.

Download a copy of U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper and read it. Describe the authors' conceptual model of the hydrologic system prior. Groundwater storage is the difference between recharge and discharge over the time frames that these processes occur, ranging from days to thousands of years.

Changes to both groundwater and surface-water levels may ultimately alter the interaction between groundwater and surface water and the interaction between natural and societal water supply and demand (Hanson et al., ).

CV-Salts Central Valley Sali nity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability. • Based on California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Basin California's Groundwater Update A Compilation of Enhanced Content for California Water Plan Update accounts for nearly 7 percent of all the groundwater pumping in File Size: 6MB.Geology of the fresh ground-water basin of the Central Valley, California: With texture maps and sections (Regional aquifer-system analysis) [R.

W Page] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Relying on groundwater to make up for shrinking surface water supplies comes at a rising price, and this hidden water found in California's Central Valley aquifers is the focus of what amounts to.