Ground Water Recharge Through Wells

by Victor L. Hauser, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water


Surface runoff water accumulates in natural depressions called playas on the Southern High Plains; most of it is wasted by evaporation. The water is turbid, but otherwise of good quality and it could be conserved for use by recharge into the regional aquifer. This paper summarizes 19 years of research by the Agricultural Research Service on ground water recharge through wells. A simple field system removed more than 90% of the suspended solids from the water and 116,000 m3 of clarified water was successfully recharged through wells.

Subject Headings: Groundwater recharge | Water conservation | Water quality | Water supply | Surface water | Water surface | Light rail transit | Turbidity

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