Underground alluvial water storage reservoir and method

  • US 6,840,710 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2002
  • Issued: 01/11/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An underground reservoir for storing water in alluvial deposits comprising:

  • a slurry wall defining a closed boundary for the underground reservoir, the slurry wall extending from a surface level to an aquiclude beneath the reservoir so that a bottom surface of the slurry wall is keyed into the aquiclude to form a substantially impermeable water seal between the slurry wall and the aquiclude; and

    a plurality of water extraction/recharge means distributed about the underground reservoir to provide for substantially even filling and draining operations of the underground reservoir.

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