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Data from a Thick Unsaturated Zone Underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes in the Western Part of the Mojave Desert, near Victorville, San Bernardino County, California

John A. Izbicki, Dennis A. Clark, M. Isabel Pimentel, Michael Land, John Radyk, Robert L Michel, | January 1, 2000
Summary

This report presents data collected as part of a cooperative study of infiltration and groundwater recharge to the regional aquifer near Victorville, California. The study was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Mojave Water Agency. This report contains data on drilling, instrument installation, the physical properties of unsaturated earth materials, and the chemical and isotopic composition of leachate from cores and cuttings, soil water, and soil gas collected at sites underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes in the Mojave Desert. The report also presents similar data collected at sites on the alluvial fan near these washes and at a site near Cajon Pass. The sites on the alluvial fan and near Cajon Pass served as controls for the study and allow for comparison with data from previous studies. In addition, the report presents data on the chemical and isotopic composition of bulk precipitation, and on groundwater levels and quality. Interpretation of these data is beyond the scope of this report.

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This report presents data collected as part of a cooperative study of infiltration and groundwater recharge to the regional aquifer near Victorville, California. The study was funded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Mojave Water Agency. This report contains data on drilling, instrument installation, the physical properties of unsaturated earth materials, and the chemical and isotopic composition of leachate from cores and cuttings, soil water, and soil gas collected at sites underlying Oro Grande and Sheep Creek Washes in the Mojave Desert. The report also presents similar data collected at sites on the alluvial fan near these washes and at a site near Cajon Pass. The sites on the alluvial fan and near Cajon Pass served as controls for the study and allow for comparison with data from previous studies. In addition, the report presents data on the chemical and isotopic composition of bulk precipitation, and on groundwater levels and quality. Interpretation of these data is beyond the scope of this report.

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Pubs.USGSOpen-File-Report-00-262

Keywords:

Groundwater Exchange, groundwater recharge, monitoring