Perched Water in Fractured, Welded Tuff: Mechanisms of Formation and Characteristics of Recharge
Perched water zones have been identified in the fractured, welded tuff in the semiarid to arid environments of Yucca Mountain, Nevada and near Superior, Arizona. An understanding of the formation of such zones is necessary in order to predict where future perched water might form at Yucca Mountain, the proposed site of a high-level nuclear waste repository.
Woodhouse, G.E. 1997. Perched Water in Fractured, Welded Tuff: Mechanisms of Formation and Characteristics of Recharge. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.