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Unformatted text preview: Evolving Issues and Practices in Managing Ground-Water Resources: Case Studies on the Role of Science by Devin L. Galloway William M. Alley Paul M. Barlow Thomas E. Reilly Patrick Tucci U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1247 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Gale Norton Secretary U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Charles G. Groat Director Reston, Virginia 2003 The use of ¡rm, trade, and brand names in this report is for identi¡cation purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government. Free on application to the U.S. Geological Survey Information Services Box 25286 Denver, CO 80225-0286 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Evolving issues and practices in managing ground-water resources : case studies on the role of science / by Devin L. Galloway ... [et al.]. p. cm. – (U.S. Geological Survey circular ; 1247) Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 0-607-89548-9 1. Groundwater–Management. 2. Groundwater–Management–Case studies. I. Galloway, Devin L. II. Series. TD403.E96 2003 628.1 ’ 14–dc21 2003049963 Contents v Foreword vii Acknowledgments 1 Introduction CASE STUDIES 9 Evaluation of ground-water management alternatives, Owens Valley, California 19 Conjunctive management of ground-water and surface-water resources, Hunt-Annaquatucket-Pettaquamscutt Basin, Rhode Island 25 Ground-water recharge processes, Rillito Creek, Tucson, Arizona 31 Bank filtration, Nebraska and Ohio 37 Equus beds ground-water recharge demonstration project, Wichita, Kansas 45 Ground-water depletion and aquifer storage and recovery, Antelope Valley (Mojave Desert), California 59 Management responses to saltwater intrusion, City of Cape May, New Jersey 67 Challenges and opportunities 69 References iv After an intense rainfall, water flows in the normally dry Rillito Creek in Tucson, Arizona. Much of the water will percolate into the ground and recharge the aquifer. Photo: Mathew Bailey, USGS v Foreword Hydrologic stresses throughout the 20 th century and presently (2003) have caused the depletion and degradation of our Nation’s vital ground-water resources in many areas. Management strategies have been and are being implemented to optimize use of our ground-water resources with respect to achieving sustainability while mitigating the consequences of future withdrawals. The seven case studies presented herein show how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with local, State and other Federal agencies, as well as the private sector, have addressed some of the complexities of ground-water management using scientifically-based hydrologic studies and hydro- logic monitoring. It is clear that the managed conjunctive use of our combined ground-water and surface-water supplies, and the artificial recharge of our ground-water systems present both challenges and opportunities. How well we manage these options depends upon best science practices, improved understanding of the resources, and the informed consensus...
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