The effects of Columbia River stage fluctuations on ground-water levels near Richland, Washington

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Title:
The effects of Columbia River stage fluctuations on ground-water levels near Richland, Washington
Author:
Cuddy, Alan Stuart,1954-
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:
An analysis of time-series data from wells monitoring deep, confined aquifers near Richland, Washington was conducted to quantify the effects of Columbia River stage fluctuations on water levels in these aquifers. Water levels respond to long-term time trends, atmospheric pressure fluctuations, earth tides, and river stage fluctuations. The effects of the river were isolated and quantified using spectral analysis and multiple regression. Water levels in the shallow (<600 m) aquifers responded to hydraulic communication with the river and loading by the river. The deeper aquifers (>600 m) responded only to loading. The results gave support to current estimates of hydraulic conductivity and specific storage of the units. Multiple regression and spectral analysis were found to be effective in identifying and quantifying causes of water-level fluctuations.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water table -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.; Water levels -- Columbia River.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Stanley N.; Sorooshian, Soroosh

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe effects of Columbia River stage fluctuations on ground-water levels near Richland, Washingtonen_US
dc.creatorCuddy, Alan Stuart,1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCuddy, Alan Stuart,1954-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.abstractAn analysis of time-series data from wells monitoring deep, confined aquifers near Richland, Washington was conducted to quantify the effects of Columbia River stage fluctuations on water levels in these aquifers. Water levels respond to long-term time trends, atmospheric pressure fluctuations, earth tides, and river stage fluctuations. The effects of the river were isolated and quantified using spectral analysis and multiple regression. Water levels in the shallow (<600 m) aquifers responded to hydraulic communication with the river and loading by the river. The deeper aquifers (>600 m) responded only to loading. The results gave support to current estimates of hydraulic conductivity and specific storage of the units. Multiple regression and spectral analysis were found to be effective in identifying and quantifying causes of water-level fluctuations.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater table -- Washington (State) -- Richland Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater levels -- Columbia River.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, Stanley N.en_US
dc.contributor.chairSorooshian, Sorooshen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213442785en_US
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