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Field Hydrogeology

A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation, Second Edition

Field Hydrogeology by John E. Moore
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Introduction
Hydrogeologic Concepts
Aquifers
Groundwater Movement
Recharge and Discharge
Source of Water to a Well
Locating Groundwater
Groundwater Facts
References

History of Hydrogeology in the United States
Background
Milestones in the History of Hydrogeology in the United States (1879–1988)
References

Planning a Field Investigation
Project Planning
Four Stages of Every Project
Types of Projects
Project Proposal
Summary of Project Planning
Project Management
Summary of Project Management
Types of Investigations
Objectives of Investigations
Sources of Hydrologic Data
Hydrologic Websites
Geographic Information Systems
Responsibility of Hydrogeologists
Rules for Professional Conduct
Field Notebook
Field Safety
References

Surface Investigations
Conceptual Model
Preliminary Site Reconnaissance
Suggestions for Conducting a Preliminary Site Field Investigation
Site Visit
Spring Investigation
Hazardous Waste Site Investigation
Geophysical Surveys
Surface Geophysics
Geophysical Well Logging
Locating and Testing Water Wells
Well Drilling and Construction
Well Development and Testing
Determining Well Yield
Well Maintenance
Groundwater Quality
Field Measurements of Water Quality
Specific Conductance
Testing the Quality of Groundwater
References

Subsurface Investigations
Geologic Mapping
Inventory of Wells
Monitor Wells
Test Drilling and Examination of Drill Cuttings
Water-Level Measurements
Wetted Steel Tape
Electrical Tape
Pressure Transducer
Tracing Techniques
Introduction
Natural Tracers
Artificial Tracers
Field Methods
References

Aquifer Evaluation
Hydraulic Conductivity
Grain Size
Laboratory Measurements
Design of Aquifer Tests
Types of Tests
Specific-Capacity Test
Step-Drawdown Test
Slug Test
Analysis of Aquifer Test Data
Theis Equation
Cooper–Jacob Straight-Line Method
Computer Programs to Design an Aquifer Test
CSUPAWE
THEIS Computer Model Program
Construction of Hydrogeologic Maps and Cross Sections
Hydrogeologic Sections
References

Streamflow Measurements
Basic Equipment
Measurement Procedure
Methods to Determine Stream–Aquifer Relations
References

Hydrogeologic Reports
Report Planning
Report Writing
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Title
Executive Summary or Abstract
Introduction
Purpose and Scope
Body of Report
Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Report Review
Peer Review
Editorial Review
Technical Review
Review Steps
Additional Resources

Groundwater Development and Management
Federal Laws to Protect Groundwater
Transboundary Aquifers
Effect of Groundwater Withdrawal
Groundwater and Urbanization
References

Case Studies
Denver, Colorado
Mexico City
Nubian Aquifer, Northern Africa
California’s Central Valley
Chicago, Illinois
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona
High Plains Aquifer, Southwest United States
Bangkok, Thailand
Tokyo, Japan
References

Further Reading
Glossary

Appendix A: The Ideal Project—Its Planning and Supervision; John E. Moore and Hugh Hudson
Appendix B: Aquifer Test—An Alternative Data Interpretation; J. Joel Carrillo-Rivera and A. Cardona
Index

 

CRC Press; August 2011
200 pages; ISBN 9781439841259
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Title: Field Hydrogeology
Author: John E. Moore
 
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