Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geoscience

Number of Pages

198

Abstract

As an initial step in assessing the potential use of flood control detention basins in the Las Vegas Valley for stormwater harvest and groundwater recharge, a method for estimating precipitation on and runoff from watersheds tributary to detention basins was developed. Literature concerning geology, hydrogeology, stormwater quality, and subsurface water quality in the Las Vegas Valley, potential methods of stormwater harvest and groundwater recharge, and federal, state and local water quality regulatory requirements was obtained and evaluated in order to define the most favorable areas of the Las Vegas Valley for harvest and recharge. Based upon this review, the Red Rock Detention Basin was selected for trial application of a computerized implementation of a precipitation/runoff estimation procedure. The trial application indicated that over a representative 58-year period, the total potentially-harvestable stormwater resource available at the Red Rock Detention Basin would be 10,900 acre-feet.

Keywords

Basins; Detention; Groundwater Nevada; Potential; Recharge; Stormwater; Valley; Las Vegas; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Hydrology; Environmental sciences; Environmental engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4577.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/gyuh-49yy


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