Publication ID: 9531
Title: Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Southwest—Historical Developments in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas
Abstract: This presentaiton traces the development of the managed aquifer recharge practice (increasing by artificial means the amount of water that enters a groundwater system) in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. We look first at the “early” years—the 1890s into the 1920s, which saw the development of several spreading grounds to recharge flood waters in Southern California, and perhaps the first injection well attempt in the southwest. The 1930s saw expansion of these techniques in both scale and localities. Development continued in the 1940s and 1950s with new uses (saltwater intrusion barriers), new sources (reclaimed wastewater), and new states. We conclude by fast-forwarding to the present and highlight a few interesting projects.
Citation: Ewing, A. 2014. Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Southwest—Historical Developments in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Law Seminars International: New Mexico Water Law. Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 11, 2014.
Groups: Water Infrastructure, Instrumentation / Automation, Water Resources, Water Quality Investigations, Storm Water Management, Water Resources Planning, Information Solutions, Modeling, Water Supply Development, Hydrologic Analyses, Public Involvement, Watershed Management