A Method for Estimating Ground-Water Return Flow to the Lower Colorado River in the Yuma Area, Arizona and California
Description: Purpose and scope: The purpose of this study was to develop a method for estimating the amount of subsurface return flow to the Colorado River in the Yuma area. This report presents a method that permits an approximate accounting of ground-water return flow from each side of the Colorado River in Yuma reach. The method presented in this report was developed specifically for application in the Yuma area. The validity of the assumptions inherent in the method was evaluated on the basis of the local hydrologic system. The applicability of the method to other hydrologic systems is not addressed in this report.
Date: December 1983
Creator: Loeltz, O. J. & Leake, S. A.
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