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Sources of emergency water supplies in San Mateo County, California

January 1, 1994

San Mateo County has several densely populated urban areas that get most of their water supplies from surface-water sources that could by damaged by a major earthquake or other general disaster. In the event of such a disaster, limited supplies of potable water may be obtained from selected wells, springs, and perennial streams.

This report outlines the principal sources of existing water supplies, gives information on the need for emergency water-supply procedures, presents general criteria needed for selecting emergency water-supply wells, summarizes information for 60 selected water wells, numerous springs, and perennial streams that can be used as sources of water, and describes emergency water-purification procedures that can be used by individuals or small groups of people.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1975
Title Sources of emergency water supplies in San Mateo County, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr7543
Authors P.R. Wood
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 75-43
Index ID ofr7543
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization