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WRRCTMR No.63 Groundwater Resources of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands

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Title: WRRCTMR No.63 Groundwater Resources of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands
Authors: Peterson, Frank L.
Hunt, Charles D Jr.
Keywords: groundwater
sustainable yield
atolls
water budget
observation wells
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Kwajalein Island
Marshall Islands

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LC Subject Headings: Groundwater -- Marshall Islands -- Kwajalein Island.
Water resources development -- Marshall Islands -- Kwajalein Island.
Issue Date: Mar 1981
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Peterson FL, Hunt CD Jr. 1981. Groundwater resources of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum report, 63.
Series/Report no.: WRRC Technical Memorandum Report
63
Abstract: During the period July 1978 to December 1980, a detailed study of the fresh groundwater resources of Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands, was conducted. A total of 23 observation wells was constructed to monitor the thickness, areal extent, and quality of the Kwajalein groundwater lens.
During the period of study, recharge to the fresh groundwater lens ranged from 8.93 x 10^5 m^3/yr (236 mil gal/yr) to 1.45 X 10^6 m^3/yr (383 mil gal/yr), and averaged over 1.14 x 10^6 m^3/yr (300 mil gal/yr). Fresh groundwater lens storage fluctuated widely from about 9.08 x 10^5 m^3 (240 mil gal) to about 1.21 x 10^6 m^3 (320 mil gal), and averaged over 1.06 x 10^6 m^3 (280 mil gal).
Sustainable yield for the Kwajalein groundwater lens is estimated to exceed
1.89 x 10^5 m^3/yr (50 mil gal/yr).
Sponsor: Office of Water Research and Technology, U.S. Department of the Interior Grant/Contract. No. 14-34-0001-0113, -1113 (A-082-HI)
Pages/Duration: vii + 38 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3245
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