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Evaluating Pollution Potential of Land-Based Waste Disposal Santa Clara County, California -- An Application of Earth-Science Data for Planning

Description: From introduction: As a result of recently initiated programs such as the San Francisco Bay Region Environment and Resources Planning Study, planners in the San Francisco Bay region are becoming increasingly aware of the types and possible uses earth-science data. These data encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines including hydrology, topography, geology, geomorphology, and seismology. If properly integrated with the planner's competence in demography, sociology, economics, and other fields, earth-science data can be invaluable for evaluating and controlling many critical environment problems in urban areas.
Date: 1974
Creator: Hines, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Availability and Chemical Characteristics of Ground Water in Central La Plata County, Colorado

Description: From introduction: This report presents the results of an investigation of the ground-water resources of the central part of La Plata County, Colorado. The purpose of the investigation is to describe the geologic units and the availability and quality of ground water in the central part of the county.
Date: 1976
Creator: Brogden, Robert E. & Giles, T. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technique for Estimating Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Natural-Flow Streams in Florida

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to: (1) Present flood data for the gaged sites used in the flood-frequency analysis. (2) Describe the method of analysis used to develop the flood-estimating technique. (3) Provide regression equations for estimating floods on natural-flow (unregulated) streams. (4) Provide a method for improving the flood estimate at gaged sites. (5) Provide illustrative examples of applying the flood-estimating technique.
Date: 1982
Creator: Bridges, Wayne C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Appraisal of the Hydrology of the Red Oak Area, Latimer County, Oklahoma

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to describe the hydrology of Brazil Creek basin in the vicinity of Red Oak and to assess the potential hydrologic effects of surface mining based on data collected between October 1978 and September 1981.
Date: 1983
Creator: Marcher, Melvin V.; Bergman, DeRoy L.; Stoner, Jerry D. & Blumer, Stephen P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of the Geohydrology Near Cypress Creek and Richton Salt Domes, Perry County, Mississippi

Description: From purpose and scope: This report describes geohydrologic conditions in the Mississippi salt-dome basin in the area of the Cypress Creek and Richton salt domes. It incorporates data from the area characterization investigations in Mississippi and provides a foundation of technical information for subsequent, more detailed hydrologic investigations.
Date: 1983
Creator: Bently, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Geological Survey Research in Radioactive Waste Disposal--Fiscal Year 1981

Description: Abstract: The report summarizes progress on geologic and hydrologic research related to the disposal of radioactive wastes. The research is described according to whether it is related most directly to (1) high-level and transuranic wastes; (2) low-level wastes, or (3) uranium mill tailings. Included is research applicable to the identification and geohydrologic characterization of waste-disposal sites, to investigations of specific sites where wastes have been stored, and to studies of regions or environments where waste-disposal sites might be located. A significant part of the activity is concerned with techniques and methods for characterizing disposal sites and studies of geologic and hydrologic processes related to the transport and (or) retention of waste radionuclides.
Date: 1983
Creator: Schneider, Robert & Trask, N. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potentiometric Surface of the Floridian Aquifer and Its Use in Management of Water Resources, St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida

Description: "The purpose of this report is to explain potentiometric surface maps and their value in assessing the resource, particularly during drought conditions. It is intended to convey a lay understanding of the process by which gains or losses of freshwater storage in the aquifer are determined."
Date: 1983
Creator: Rodis, H. G. & Munch, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrology of the Ogallala Aquifer in Ford County, Southwestern Kansas

Description: From purpose and scope: The objectives of this cooperative investigation between the U.S. Geological Survey and Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3 were (1) to update and interpret geologic and hydrologic information affecting the Ogallala aquifer in Ford County, and (2) to evaluate hydrologic conditions in the Ogallala aquifer in Ford County during 1980 and 1981.
Date: 1983
Creator: Spinazola, Joseph M. & Dealy, Michael T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground Water in Carbonate Rocks and Regolith in the Fairview Area, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: Fourteen test wells drilled in the Fairview area, Tennessee, produce from 3 to 100 gallons per minute and have an average yield of 32 gallons per minute; yields were measured while blowing water from the wells with compressed air. In comparison, the average yield of 134 supply wells reported by drillers is 13 gallons per minute. Specific capacities for three of the test wells ranged from 0.3 to 0.6 gallons per minute per foot of drawdown after 8 hours of pumping at 20 to 47 gallons per minute. Two test wells had specific capacities of 1.1 and 0.4 gallons per minute per foot of drawdown after 72 hours of pumping at 55 and 43 gallons per minute.
Date: 1983
Creator: Burchett, Charles R.; Zurawaski, Ann; Sparkes, Ann K. & Hollyday, Este F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computer Routines for Probability Distributions, Random Numbers, and Related Functions

Description: Abstract: Use of previously coded and tested subroutines simplifies and speeds up program development and testing. This report presents routines that can be used to calculate various probability distributions and other functions of importance in statistical hydrology.
Date: 1983
Creator: Kirby, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine-Readable Data Files from the Madison Limestone and Northern Great Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis Projects, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Description: Abstract: This report lists the machine-readable data files developed for the Madison Limestone and Northern Great Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis (RASA) projects that are stored on magnetic tape and available from the U.S. Geological Survey. Record format, file content, and size are given for: (1) Drill-stem-test data for Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations; (2) geologic data from the Madison Limestone project; (3) data sets used in the regional simulation model; (4) hydraulic-head data for the Lower and Upper Cretaceous aquifers; and (5) geologic data for Mesozoic formations of the Northern Great Plains.
Date: 1982
Creator: Downey, Joe S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of the North Coast Limestone Area, Puerto Rico

Description: From introduction: The North Coast Limestone area is one of the two most important ground-water provinces of Puerto Rico--the other being the South Coast Alluvial aquifer. The investigation of the water resources of the South Coast has progressed to the point that at this time (mid-1971) an electric-analog model of the area is being prepared. The hydrology of the North Coast Limestones, however, was never investigated as a whole before this investigation, and, therefore, this study was designed to assess the most important hydrolic features of the area.
Date: February 1976
Creator: Giusti, E. V. & Bennett, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Miocene Aquifer System in Mississippi

Description: From introduction: A large amount of information is available on the aquifers of Mississippi. Reports resulting from various areal studies have described the ground-water resources of the areas concerned, but no reports dealing specifically with statewide occurrence of individual aquifer systems have been prepared previously. A series of "aquifer atlases" was deemed the most effective way to point out the character, the potential, and the extent of development of the aquifers and thereby provide water managers with data needed for efficient utilization of available resources. This report on Miocene aquifer system is the first in the series.
Date: 1975
Creator: Newcome, Roy Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physical and Hydrologic Environments of the Mulberry Coal Reserves in Eastern Kansas

Description: From introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey is currently conducting a two-phase investigation designed to provide hydrologic information about the coal-producing area in Miami, Linn, and Bourbon Counties of eastern Kansas (fig. 1). This report presents information to satisfy the objectives of the first phase of the investigation. These objectives are to: (1) assemble and interpret existing hydrologic data; (2) describe the physical and hydrologic environments based on existing data; and (3) determine additional data needed to evaluate the impacts of coal mining on the hydrology of the study area.
Date: 1982
Creator: Kenny, J. F.; Bevans, H. E. & Diaz, A. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of the Truk Islands

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, it seeks to provide a summary of available water-resources data for the Truk Islands and second, it provides interpretations that can be used by planning and public works officials.
Date: 1983
Creator: Brug, Otto, van der
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Limnological Study of Shasta Lake, Shasta County, California, with Emphasis on the Effects of the 1977 Drought

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this study is to describe water-quality conditions in Shasta Lake and in major tributaries to the lake. The study involved the collection and interpretation of historical, hydrologic, and water-quality data collected during intensive and routine monitoring efforts.
Date: April 1983
Creator: Rettig, Stephen A. & Bortleson, Gilbert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrologic-Information Needs for Oil-Shale Development, Northwestern Colorado

Description: From purpose: The purpose of this report is to summarize existing hydrologic information in the Piceance basin, to describe types of needed information, to suggest methods of obtaining needed information, and to outline standards for collection. The report also will provide guidance for comprehensive integrated hydrologic studies that will be necessary for water-resource planning in oil-shale development. These studies should provide hydrologic understanding that will benefit all aspects of water-resource and oil-shale development in the region.
Date: 1982
Creator: Taylor, O. James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geologic Reconnaissance of an Extensive Clay Unit in North-Central Suffolk County, Long Island, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: This report presents results from an evaluation of geologic data collected and compiled as part of a continuing investigation and appraisal of hydrologic conditions in Suffolk County. The investigation is part of a cooperative program of water-resources studies made by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Date: 1983
Creator: Krulikas, Richard K. & Koszalka, Edward J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department