Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, 2000



Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services [distributor] in Reston, Va, Denver, CO

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  • High Plains Aquifer.,
  • Ogallala Aquifer.,
  • West (U.S.)

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  • Groundwater -- West (U.S.) -- Management.,
  • High Plains Aquifer.,
  • Ogallala Aquifer.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50).

Statementby V.L. McGuire ... [et al.].
SeriesCircular / U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ;, 1243, U.S. Geological Survey circular ;, 1243.
ContributionsMcGuire, Virginia L., Geological Survey (U.S.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB1199.3.W3 W28 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 51 p. :
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3318040M
ISBN 100607892633
LC Control Number2004268160

Water. Whether it falls from the sky or is pumped from the Ogallala aquifer, water is of central importance to the High Plains economy and way of life. Groundwater pumped from the Ogallala aquifer (the principal formation of the High Plains aquifer system) has transformed the region from a Dustbowl to an agricultural powerhouse. An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt). Groundwater can be extracted using a water study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers is called d terms include aquitard, which is a bed of low permeability along an aquifer.   Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe. , Pages or by obtaining mitigation credits from a credit holder or a mitigation bank in the Deschutes Ground Water Study Area V.L. McGuireWater-Level and Storage Changes in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to and – Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley Bridget R. Scanlona,1, Claudia C. Fauntb, Laurent Longuevergnec, Robert C. Reedya, William M. Alleyb, Virginia L. McGuired, and Peter B. McMahone aBureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX ; bUS Geological .

  Ongoing water-management approach to conserve and extend the life of the Ogallala aquifer. The key management approach for the Ogallala or High Plains aquifer in western Kansas at present is to delineate the aquifer into aquifer subunits on which to base management decisions. (Each subunit is an area that has similar aquifer characteristics. From best-selling and well-respected author Larry Mays, Ground and Surface Water Hydrology provides balanced coverage of surface and groundwater hydrology. The text includes current and emerging topics such as sustainability, climate change, GIS, and new models and data sources, so readers will gain a complete and current understanding of hydrology. This book . K and Verstraeten I M Water storage and approaches to groundwater management, High Plains Aquifer, US Geological Survey, Circular p56 Meinzer O E The occurrence of ground water in the United States, with discussion or principles US Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper p Meinzer O E Plants as indicators of. U.S. Geological Survey Publications Links to selected general interest circulars, fact sheets, publications, and other resources are listed below.

The Ogallala Aquifer, part of the High Plains Aquifer System, is a vast yet shallow underground water table aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United of the world's largest aquifers, it covers an area of approximately , mi² (, km²) in portions of the eight states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New .   Fig. 1 illustrates the long-term (–) change in aquifer storage in the Edwards Balcones Fault Zone Aquifer of south Central Texas, one of the most productive groundwater sources in the United States. At the administrative level, one may consider exploitation in the Edwards Aquifer as being cooperative (or managed), in the sense that there are multiple agencies that share water . volume of water in storage. Nebraska w square miles and Texas w are the largest. New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming all have less t square miles of surface area underlain by the Ogallala.7 Table 1: Characteristics of the High Plains Aquifer. Source: USGS, Charac-teristic Unit Total CO KS NE NM. Northern portions of the High Plains Aquifer have experienced increases in groundwater storage attributed to groundwater management schemes 38 and cropping patterns In the southern portions of the High Plains Aquifer, declines in groundwater storage are attributed to consumptive groundwater use due to crop water requirements 39 and drought 3.

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This Circular reports on the available water in the High Plains aquifer in and the Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management that have taken place in recent decades. The Circular is intended to help those who are interested or involved in the protection, management, and sustainable use of the High Plains aquifer to understand it better and make the best possible decisions.

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Johnson, R.L. Schieffer, J.S. Stanton, S.K. Sebree, and I. Get this from a library. Water in storage and approaches ground-water management approaches, High Plains Aquifer, [Virginia L McGuire; M R Johnson; R L Schieffer; J S Stanton; Sonja K Sebree; I M Verstraeten; Geological Survey (U.S.);].

PDF | On Jan 1,V.L. McGuire and others published Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains Aquifer, |. Get this from a library. Water in storage and ground-water management approaches, High Plains Aquifer, [Virginia L McGuire; Geological Survey (U.S.);].

Get this from a library. Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, 2000 book L McGuire; Geological Survey (U.S.);]. Fora special type of USGS report, a Circular, was generated to present information for the general public on changes in water in storage from predevelopment (about ) to and on groundwater management approaches used by the States in the High Plains region.

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.

Reduced surface-water flows In most areas, the surface- and ground-water systems are intimately linked. Ground-water pumping can alter how water moves between an aquifer and a stream, lake, or wetland by either intercepting ground-water flow that discharges into the surface-water body under natural conditions, or by increasing the rate of water movement from the surface-water body into an aquifer.

The Ogallala Aquifer (oh-guh-LAH-luh) is a shallow water table aquifer surrounded by sand, silt, clay, and gravel located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. One of the world's largest aquifers, it underlies an area of approximatelysq mi (, km 2) in portions of eight states (South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and.

An assessment of ground-water quality in the northern High Plains aquifer was completed during and – Ground-water samples were collected at low-capacity, primarily domestic wells. Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains Aquifer, / by V.L.

McGuire [et al.]. Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, Circular By: Virginia L. McGuire, M.R Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, Series title: Circular: Series number: DOI: /cir Edition.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Water in storage and ground-water management approaches, High Plains Aquifer, Reston, VA: U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

Description: Water in Storage and Approaches to Ground-Water Management, High Plains Aquifer, Survey Date: Print Date:   HIGH PLAINS - The High Plains aquifer (which includes the Ogallala aquifer) underlies parts of eight States and has been intensively developed for irrigation.

Since predevelopment, water levels have declined more than feet in some areas and the saturated thickness has been reduced by more than half in others. USGS Data Series Data Series These data are in support of report DS (Arnold and others, ). This grid represents the depth to groundwater in the High Plains Aquifer in Colorado in The depth-to-water grid was generated for the entire High Plains Aquifer from depth-to-water measurements collected in Stanton, Jennifer S., Fahlquist, Lynne,Ground-water quality beneath irrigated cropland of the northern and southern High Plains aquifer, Nebraska and Texas, U.S.

Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report94 p. Water in Storage and Approaches to Ground-Water Management, High Plains Aquifer, U.S. Geological Survey Circular Natural Resources Conservation Service. Irrigation water pumped from the aquifer has made the High Plains one of the most important agricultural areas in the United States.

Changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains aquifer are tracked annually through the cooperative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and State and local agencies in the High Plains region (McGuire et. Water in Storage and Approaches to Ground-Water Management, High Plains Aquifer,vol.

US Geological Survey () McGuire, V.L. McGuire Water-Level Changes and Change in Water in Storage in the High Plains Aquifer, Predevelopment to and –13 (No. Water-level changes in the High Plains Aquifer, predevelopment totoand to By McGuire, V.L.

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS report Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, This data set represents the saturated thickness of the High Plains aquifer within Colorado. Verstraeten, I.M.,Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, U.S.

Geological Survey Circular51 p. 1 feet Attribute values ds_sat Saturated thickness of High Plains aquifer in Colorado.

Green water management practices can be used: (1) To protect or restore the green water reservoir • Blue water—saturated storage, and ground- water and surface water fluxes. McGuire, V.L.,Water-level and storage changes in the High Plains aquifer, predevelopment to and – USGS SIR –, 15 p.

Aquifer overexploitation could significantly impact crop production in the United States because 60% of irrigation relies on groundwater. Groundwater depletion in the irrigated High Plains and California Central Valley accounts for ∼50% of groundwater depletion in the United States since   Combining the changes in the accounting prices with the changes in water volume, we create a time series for the value of the Kansas High Plains Aquifer.

Between andthe value of the Kansas portion of the aquifer fell at an annualized rate of % or approximately $ million per year, using the preferred 3% discount rate, and %. Disi area, Jordan, Source: Andreas Renck. The 'Overview & Methodology: Groundwater' chapter introduces these shared aquifer systems, by defining the terminology used in the groundwater chapters and then presenting the methodology and approaches that helped identify, delineate, characterize and describe the shared aquifer systems in the region.

The Ogallala Aquifer is an important source of irrigation water on the Texas High plains; however, significant decreases in saturated thickness threaten its future use for irrigation. A better understanding of the roles of playas, ephemeral surface ponds, in aquifer recharge is needed to establish levels of withdrawals that will meet either established desired future conditions or.

Abstract Management of near‐channel ground water and surface water to maintain stream health and flood plain ecological function requires hydrogeologists to refocus their conceptual models of water. Annual ground-water withdrawals from the High Plains aquifer for irrigation, which is compiled by the U.S.

Geological Survey and agencies in each State about every 5 years, increased from 4 to 19 million acre-feet from to ; ground-water withdrawals for irrigation decreased from to and increased from to (Heimes and.

The report "Water in Storage and Approaches to Ground-Water Management, High Plains Aquifer, ," USGS Circularalso includes a state-by-state summary of approaches to ground-water management in the eight states overlying the aquifer.

It can be obtained by contacting USGS Information Services at ASK-USGS ().High Plains aquifer from predevelopment to SOURCE: V. L. McGuire et al., Water in Storage and Approaches to Ground-Water Management, High Plains Aquifer,U.S.

Geological Survey Circular (Reston, VA, ). 0 50 Miles 0 50 Kilometers More than 50 to Water-level decline in feet.