Analysis of ground-water level time-series for hydrogeologic conceptualization, Hanford Site, Washington

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Title:
Analysis of ground-water level time-series for hydrogeologic conceptualization, Hanford Site, Washington
Author:
Nevulis, Richard Henry,1959-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Evaluations of natural ground-water level variations may be used to infer hydrogeologic characteristics of an area. This study analyzes ground-water level time-series by statistical and analytical methods in a section of the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. Advantages of such passive methods of analysis may include relative simplicity, low cost, and avoidance of disturbances typically associated with stress testing of aquifers. Seasonal variations of the Columbia River stage are shown to affect ground-water levels in two hydrostratigraphic units. Seasonal ground-water withdrawals for irrigation in the upper Cold Creek Valley influence water levels In several wells west of the Cold Creek barrier. Vertical connectivity of the hydrostratigraphic units is also considered by studying the effects of surface waste water disposal activity on the underlying units. Estimates of the vertical hydraulic conductivity through a basalt flow interior are obtained.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.; Groundwater -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of ground-water level time-series for hydrogeologic conceptualization, Hanford Site, Washingtonen_US
dc.creatorNevulis, Richard Henry,1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNevulis, Richard Henry,1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEvaluations of natural ground-water level variations may be used to infer hydrogeologic characteristics of an area. This study analyzes ground-water level time-series by statistical and analytical methods in a section of the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. Advantages of such passive methods of analysis may include relative simplicity, low cost, and avoidance of disturbances typically associated with stress testing of aquifers. Seasonal variations of the Columbia River stage are shown to affect ground-water levels in two hydrostratigraphic units. Seasonal ground-water withdrawals for irrigation in the upper Cold Creek Valley influence water levels In several wells west of the Cold Creek barrier. Vertical connectivity of the hydrostratigraphic units is also considered by studying the effects of surface waste water disposal activity on the underlying units. Estimates of the vertical hydraulic conductivity through a basalt flow interior are obtained.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213442643en_US
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