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Main Title Influence of Surface and Near-Surface Caliche Distribution on Infiltration Characteristics and Flooding, Las Vegas Area, Nevada.
Author Coole, Richard L. ; Fiero, Jr, G. William ; Lattma, Lawrence H. ; Mindlin, Anthony L. ;
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Reno. Center for Water Resources Research.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3613; OWRR-B-055-NEV; 10721,; B-055-NEV(1)
Stock Number PB-221 121
Additional Subjects ( Alluvial fans ; Surface water runoff) ; ( Flood control ; Nevada) ; Calcium carbonates ; Hydrology ; Project planning ; Fluid infiltration ; Geomorphology ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; River basins ; Red Rock Canyon ; Las Vegas(Nevada) ; Caliche
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 121 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 56p
The study was conducted on the Red Rock Canyon fan which is a large alluvial fan bordering the Las Vegas basin on the east flank of the Spring Mountains. The objectives were (1) to determine the types, degrees of development, and distribution of calcium carbonate deposition on the Red Rock Canyon fan as these affect infiltration and runoff; (2) to investigate the engineering projects designed for flood control in the urban area in relation to the expected runoff; (3) to obtain geomorphic and hydrologic information essential to the selection of alternative sites for artificial recharge and flood impoundments; and (4) to coordinate the study with local agencies currently planning flood control projects. Because adequate precipitation and runoff data were not available and could not be collected during the short term of the project, the study was concentrated upon the potential for the factors studied to influence runoff.