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A study to identify and quantify the various types of flow into and out of the Salinas Valley ground-water basin and to describe the physical processes that control them.
This 1988 investigation was done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Monterey County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The purposes of this study were to identify and quantify the various types of flow into and out of the ground-water basin and to describe the physical processes that control them. The hydrologic analysis included development of a two-dimensional digital flow model. One of the goals of the study was to update and improve a previous digital model of the basin. The report noted that because of the proximity of Salinas Valley to the ocean, large rates of ground-water pumping caused the inflow of seawater into the aquifers. Consequently, many wells were contaminated by seawater and could not be used as a source of irrigation water.
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"1988 - Simulated Effects of Groundwater Management Alternatives for the Salinas Valley, Water Resources Investigations Report 87-4066" (2018). Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports. 3.