Las Vegas Valley is Underlain by a Groundwater Resource

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Las Vegas Valley is Underlain by a Groundwater Resource
1 What are the types of sediment that fill the valley?
1.1 Gravel, Sand, Silt, and Clay
2 Coarse-graind gravel and sand tend to form alluvial fans and terraces.
3 Aquifiers
3.1 The aquifers are located to the west.
3.1.1 Each type of sediment is found in extensive clay, gravel, and sand.
3.1.1.1 Aquifiers are below 300 feet.
4 Groundwater originates as rain or snow.
5 The movement of the water basin is near the margins of the valley and moves freely.
6 The Artesian wells force water slowly upward.
7 The effects are more water going out than in.
8 Small fraction of water in Las Vegas is consumed but the domestic agriculture takes up more.
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