General adjudication means an action for the judicial determination or establishment of the extent and priority of the rights of all persons to use water in any river system and source.
General Industrial Use Permit
General industrial use permits are permits issued pursuant to A.R.S. § 45-515 for the withdrawal of groundwater from a point outside of the exterior boundaries of the service area of a city, town or private water company for a general industrial use located outside of the exterior boundaries of such service area. A “general industrial use” means a non-irrigation use of groundwater except uses subject to dewatering permits and mineral extraction and metallurgical processing permits, as well as uses for which a certificate of assured water supply is required. General industrial use includes animal industry use. See A.R.S. § 45-515 for other requirements and restrictions on general industrial use permits.
Grandfathered right (GFR)
A right to withdraw and use groundwater within an AMA based on the fact of lawful withdrawals and use of groundwater prior to the AMA’s designation. These rights include Irrigation Grandfathered Rights, Type 1 Non-Irrigation Grandfathered Rights, and Type 2 Non-Irrigation Grandfathered Rights.
also called gravity meter, sensitive device for measuring variations in the Earth’s gravitational field, useful in prospecting for oil and minerals. In one form, it consists of a weight suspended from a spring; variations in gravity cause variations in the extension of the spring. A number of different mechanical and optical schemes have been developed to measure this deflection, which in general is very small. Gravimeters have been developed that can detect variations in the Earth’s gravitational field as small as one part in 10,000,000.
plural for two gravity meters. One gravity meter is gravimeter.
Generally, water below the earth’s surface but commonly applied to water in fully saturated soils and geologic formations.Generally, water below the earth’s surface but commonly applied to water in fully saturated soils and geologic formations.
An area which may be designated so as to enclose a relatively hydrologically distinct body or related bodies of groundwater, which shall be described horizontally by surface description.
Groundwater Distribution System
A system of pipes, canals or other works within a municipal provider’s service area which are owned and operated by the provider to collect, store, treat or deliver groundwater for non-irrigation use, regardless of whether other types of water are also present in the system.
Groundwater flow model
A digital computer model that calculates a hydraulic head field for the modeling domain using numerical methods to arrive at an approximate solution to the differential equation of groundwater flow.
Groundwater replenishment district
A district established as a special taxing district to develop, store, augment, conserve, replenish or otherwise increase water supplies for the benefit of the district members.
Groundwater savings facility (GSF)
A facility within an AMA or INA at which groundwater withdrawals are eliminated or reduced by recipients who use in lieu water on a gallon-for-gallon substitute basis for groundwater that otherwise would have been pumped from within that AMA or INA.
Groundwater withdrawal permit
Permits issued by ADWR for withdrawing groundwater in an AMA under the following categories: dewatering (permanent or temporary), mineral extraction and metallurgical processing, general industrial use (GIU), poor quality groundwater, electrical energy generation (temporary), drainage, and hydrological testing.
Groundwater Withdrawal Permit
A Groundwater Withdrawal Permit is a permit to withdraw groundwater issued by the director pursuant to article 7 of the Groundwater Code. A.R.S. § 45-511. In an active management area, a person without a service area right or grandfathered right may not withdraw groundwater from a non-exempt well unless the person obtains a groundwater withdrawal permit from the director. The categories of groundwater withdrawal permits are as follows: (1) dewatering permits, (2) mineral extraction and metallurgical processing permits, (3) general industrial use permits, (4) poor quality groundwater permits, (5) temporary dewatering or electrical generation permits, (6) drainage water permits and (7) hydrologic testing permits. See A.R.S. § 45-512 through 45-528 for requirements and restrictions on groundwater withdrawal permits.