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U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3108

In cooperation with The Nature Conservancy

Possible Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Surface Water in the Verde Valley, Arizona

By Stanley A. Leake and Jeanmarie Haney


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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, has applied a groundwater model to simulate effects of groundwater pumping and artificial recharge on surface water in the Verde Valley sub-basin of Arizona. Results are in two sets of maps that show effects of locations of pumping or recharge on streamflow. These maps will help managers make decisions that will meet water needs and minimize environmental impacts.

Last modified May 3, 2011
First posted November 16, 2010

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For additional information contact:
Office information, Arizona Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
520 N. Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

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Leake, S,A., and Haney, Jeanmarie, 2010, Possible effects of groundwater pumping on surface water in the Verde Valley, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3108, 4 p.

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