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Author(s):Mizell, Steve A.; French, Richard H.
Author Affiliation:Assistant Reasearch Professor and Research Professor, P.O. Box 19040, Las Vegas, Nevada 89132-0040
Title:Beneficial use potential of dry weather flow in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Source:Water Resources Bulletin. Vol. 31, No. 3, June 1995, p. 447-461.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:Bethesda, MD: American Water Resources Association.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Dry conditions; Ephemeral streams; Groundwater; Overwatering; Surface runoff
Abstract/Contents:"Historically ephemeral washes in the Las Vegas Valley have become perennial streams in the urbanized area, and the primary source of these perennial flows appears to be the overirrigation of ornamental landscaping and turf. Overirrigation produces direct runoff to the washes via the streets and results in high ground water levels in some areas. Elevated ground water levels result in discharge to the washes because of changes in the natural balance of the hydrologic system and construction site and foundation dewatering. In recognition of the resource potential of these flows within the Las Vegas Valley, of the potential for dry weather flows to convey pollutants from the Valley to Lake Mead, and of the need to characterize dry weather flows under the stormwater discharge permit program, the quantity and quality of dry weather flow in Flamingo Wash was investigated during the period September 1990 through May 1993. This paper focuses on the resource potential of the flow (quantity and quality) as it relates to the interception and use of this water within the Valley, including for irrigation of golf courses or park turf. Economic and legal issues associated with the interception and use of this resource are not considered here."
Geographic Terms:Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Mizell, S. A., and R. H. French. 1995. Beneficial use potential of dry weather flow in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. Water Resour. Bull. 31(3):p. 447-461.
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