Ground-water age and flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado

by Michael Rupert

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  • Groundwater flow -- Colorado -- Great Sand Dunes National Park,
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    Other titlesGround water age and flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado
    Statementby Michael G. Rupert and L. Niel Plummer
    SeriesFact sheet -- 2004-3051, Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 2004-3051
    ContributionsPlummer, L. Niel, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15469873M

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Ground-Water Age and Flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado Printed on recycled paper eastward toward the Sangre de Cristo Mountains again.

The rate of sand transport northeastward by wind generally is the same as the rate of sand transport southwestward by water. Location of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado.

The predominant feature in Great Sand Dunes is the 30 square-mile main dune field (fig. 2) which rises up to feet above the valley floor. The age of the Ground-water age and flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument is estimated to be between 2, and 12, years old.

Ground-Water Flow Direction, Water Quality, Recharge Sources, and Age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado, Usgs Sci [Thayer Morrill, Michael G. Rupert, Niel Plummer] on soundsofgoodnews.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Great Sand Dunes National Monument is located in south-central Colorado along the eastern edge of the San Luis soundsofgoodnews.coms: Michael G.

Rupert, Thayer Morrill, Niel Plummer. Ground-Water Age and Flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado Fact Sheet By: Michael G. Rupert and Niel Plummer. Ground-Water Age and Flow at Great Sand Dunes National South-central Colorado book, South-Central Colorado By Michael G.

Rupert and L. Neil Plummer Chapter D — Ground-water age and flow at Great Sand Dunes Quaternary Geology of the San Luis Basin of Colorado and New Mexico. Ground-Water Age and Flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado (USGS Fact Sheet ) (*) Great Smoky Mountains NP Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina (USGS Bulletin ).

Sand grains blow into the dunes from the valley floor, bouncing up and down over a sea of sand, until they drop into Medano or Sand Creeks. The water in the creeks captures the sand, carrying it back downstream to the valley floor, only to be picked up again by the wind.

The wind/water recycling. The Great Sand Dunes in the San Luis stratigraphic Valley of south-central Colorado contain the tallest dunes in North America (maximum height ~ m; Valdez, A., personal communication ).The dunes occupy an area of about 72 km 2 near the boundary of the San Luis Valley (the largest intermontane basin in the Southern Rocky Mountains) and the west flank of the Sangre de Cristo Cited by: 5.

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Read More. Location of the study site within Great Sand Dunes National Monument and San Luis Valley, Colorado. Stable isotope data by source, location, and timing Contour maps of the water table near the.

Ground-water flow direction, water quality, recharge sources, and age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado, U.S. Geological Survey. The Geologic Map of the Great Sand Dunes National Park (USGS/Madole, VanSistine, Romig) includes text describing some of the most recent research information.

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The kid in every visitor loves to sled down the sand year-round and plunge into the soft-sand tracks of. 4 Ground-Water Flow Direction, Water Quality, Recharge, and Age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument A shallow unconfined aquifer and a deeper confined aqui- fer are the two principal aquifers at Great Sand Dunes, which are located in the Alamosa Formation.

Get this from a library. Ground-water age and flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado. [Michael Rupert; L Niel Plummer; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. The park was originally designated Great Sand Dunes National Monument on March 17, by President Herbert Hoover. The original boundaries protected an area of 35, acres ( sq mi; km 2).

A boundary change and redesignation as a national park and preserve was authorized on November 22, Location: Alamosa and Saguache Counties. Dec 26,  · National Park Service Logo National Park Service.

Search. This Site All NPS. Search Open Menu Explore This Park; Great Sand Dunes. National Park & Preserve Colorado. Info; Alerts; Maps; Calendar; Reserve; Alerts In Effect Dismiss × Contact Us. Current Conditions Medano Creek Current Conditions and Forecast Flow.

A shallow unconfined aquifer and a deeper confined aquifer are the two principal aquifers at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. Ground water in the unconfined aquifer is recharged from Medano and Sand Creeks near the Sangre de Cristo Mountain front, flows underneath the main dune field, and discharges to Big and Little Spring Creeks.

Age-dating, isotopes, and quality of ground water at the Great Sand Dunes national Monument, Colorado The Great Sand Dunes National Monument is located in south-central Colorado along the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rupert, Michael, Ground-water flow direction, water quality, recharge sources, and age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, south-central Colorado. To address these concerns, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a study, in collaboration with the National Park Service, of ground-water flow direction, water quality, recharge sources, and age at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

Oct 08,  · From the National Park Service - The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Ground-Water Age and Flow at Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado,Fact Sheet Ground-water quality of alluvial and sedimentary-rock aquifers in the vicinity of Fairplay and Alma, Park County, Colorado, September-October, Fact Sheet Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mosca, CO.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, area of large sand dunes and mountainous terrain in south-central Colorado, U.S. Covering someacres (60, hectares), it is located at the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley along the western base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Alamosa.

Browse all of the USGS publications warehouse by following a link tree. Skip to main content. An official website of the United States government Ground-Water Flow Direction, Water Quality, Recharge Sources, and Age, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, South-Central Colorado, Scientific Investigations Report You must visit Great Sand Dunes National Park in south central Colorado.

The main feature is the large sand dunes that would be mountains unto themselves if they were made of rock and granite.

The park is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere -- in the barren San Luis Valley -- and I think its isolation adds to the park's lure.Answer 1 of HI! we are planning a trip in March in the southwest. One on our idea is to visit great sand dunes national monument.

We will arrive from south (Santa Fe - Taos - Alamosa). How are the road conditions in midle March? We will rent a car like an.