SkyTEM groundwater survey for the USGS near Grand Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is studying the groundwater resources of the western Hualapai Reservation and Truxton Basin in northwest Arizona.  The study area is adjacent to the Grand Canyon, where surveying will occur above the south canyon rim on the tablelands of the Hualapai Plateau and in the Truxton Basin near Peach Springs.  The airborne geophysical data, to be acquired by SkyTEM Surveys, are intended for rigorous inversion and will be used to develop a detailed hydrostratigraphic framework to support USGS groundwater modeling efforts and local water-resource management in this arid desert region.