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dc.contributor.authorHarris, R.C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-10T00:58:32Z
dc.date.available2018-11-10T00:58:32Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationHarris, R.C., 1999, Feasibility of Using Isotopes as Tracers of the Sources of Dissolved Solids in the Upper Gila River, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-99-03, 1 map sheet, map scale 1:250,000, 89 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/630605
dc.descriptionWater quality issues are becoming increasingly important in the upper Gila River drainage area as competition among municipal and industrial water use, agriculture, environmental concerns, and conflicts over water rights set greater demands for use against those of conservation and water quality protection. Water users downstream from the Safford area are affected by the natural processes and human activities that may increase the total dissolved solids (TDS) in river water. Water quality has been measured extensively in the Gila watershed. It is well established that the concentration of total dissolved solids (TDS) in Gila River water increases with distance downstream from where it enters Arizona, and with decreasing flow during dry periods (Hem, 1950; 1992). During low-flow periods, water quality is sometimes degraded by high salinity by the time the river reaches the NW end of the Safford basin.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherArizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOFR-99-03
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1038
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
dc.subjectPinaIeno Mountains
dc.subjectDos Cabezas Mountains
dc.subjectChiricahua mountain
dc.subjectSafford-San Simon Basin
dc.subjectDuncan Basin
dc.subjectSan Simon Wash
dc.subjectSan Francisco River
dc.subjectSan Carlos Indian Reservation
dc.subjectGraham County
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectUpper Gila River
dc.subjecthydrology
dc.subjecthigh salinity
dc.subjectTDS
dc.subjectagriculture
dc.subjectdrainage
dc.subjectwater quality
dc.subjectchemical analyses
dc.subjectwell cuttings
dc.subjectDeuterium
dc.subjectCalcium
dc.subjectBoron
dc.subjectHydrogen
dc.subjectSulfur
dc.subjectChemical trends
dc.subjectDissolved Solids
dc.subjectIsotopes
dc.subjectRecent
dc.titleFeasibility of Using Isotopes as Tracers of the Sources of Dissolved Solids in the Upper Gila River, Arizona
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csdgm.bounding.south32.4171
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