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Main Title Land and water use effects on ground-water quality in Las Vegas Valley /
Author Kaufmann, Robert F.
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Desert Research Inst.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-179; PB-287498; EPA-R-800946
Stock Number PB-287 498
OCLC Number 04431703
Subjects Groundwater.
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Land use ; Water pollution ; Las Vegas Valley ; Management ; Hydrogeology ; Sources ; Concentration(Composition) ; Well logging ; Depth ; Water wells ; Inorganic nitrates ; Chlorides ; Sewage disposal ; Tritium ; Septic tanks ; Colorado River ; Aquifers ; Water consumption ; Nevada ; Arid land ; Return flow ; Water quality
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD224.N3K39 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-179 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/05/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-179 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2013
EKAM  EPA/600/2-78/179 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/26/1999
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-78-179 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2016
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/179 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-179 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-179 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-287 498 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 216 pages : illustrations.
The hydrogeologic study of the shallow ground-water zone in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada determined the sources and extent of ground-water contamination to develop management alternatives and minimize adverse effects. An extensive, computerized data base utilizing water analyses, well logs, head measurements, and surface flows was developed. Flow system analysis, gross chemical data and tritium analyses were used in combination with trend surface techniques to ascertain natural and contaminated ground-water quality to depths of 0 to 50, 50 to 100, and 101 to 300 feet. At depths below 100 feet, the distribution of all constituents reflects natural controls. Nitrate and chloride in the zone from 0 to 50 feet are closely related to waste disposal activities, chief of which are industrial effluent, treated sewage, and septic tanks. In addition, tritium is highly indicative of return flows associated with distribution of Colorado River water in the Valley.
Issued Aug. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119).