Master of Science (MS)
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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.
Basins; Detention; Groundwater Nevada; Potential; Recharge; Stormwater; Valley; Las Vegas; Vegas
Hydrology; Environmental sciences; Environmental engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Buchanan, Timothy L, "The potential for use of stormwater detention basins in the Las Vegas Valley for groundwater recharge" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3358.