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Sources of emergency water supplies in Santa Clara County, California

January 1, 1994

Water distribution systems in Santa Clara County, Calif., may be damaged and rendered inoperable by a large earthquake or other disaster. In such an event, individual agencies may have to implement emergency measures to supply water for drinking, firefighting, decontamination, or other purposes. In Santa Clara County, 128 wells have been identified as potential water-supply sources in emergencies. The criteria used to select the wells are: yield of at least 3 liters per second (50 gallons per minute), good water quality, ready accessibility, and available emergency power. Purification methods of small water supplies are described. (Woodard-USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1977
Title Sources of emergency water supplies in Santa Clara County, California
DOI 10.3133/wri7751
Authors J. P. Akers
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series Number 77-51
Index ID wri7751
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization California Water Science Center