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Hydrogeologic Review of the Drake Cement Project, Yavapai County, Arizona

By Laurie Wirt

thumbnail of Figure 10. photo of King Spring in Hell Canyon.(Photograph by L. Wirt, U.S. Geological Survey.)


This report evaluates possible impacts of a mining proposal on the ground-water resources of the Prescott National Forest in the upper Verde River watershed. The report is divided into two parts. The first part describes the geology, hydrology, and stable-isotope chemistry of the regional carbonate aquifer near Drake, in Yavapai County, north-central Arizona. The second part evaluates the adequacy of hydrologic information submitted in the mining application.

Version 1.1

Posted 8 March 2005,
updated 6 October 2005

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