Tracer Study for Characterization of Groundwater Movement and Contaminant Transport in Fractured Dolomite

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Project Number:

DNR-101

Other Project Number:

WR92R010

Funding Year:

1992

Contract Period:

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994

Funding Source:

DNR

Investigator(s):
PIs:
  • Maureen Muldoon
  • Kenneth Bradbury
Abstract:

To develop a better understanding of the movement of groundwater and contaminants in shallow, fractured, carbonate aquifers. The study was designed to 1) provide a better understanding of the hydrogeology of fractured dolomite in terms of advective flow rates and hydraulic conductivity distributions; 2) generate a data set for use in evaluating existing fracture-flow computer codes; 3) help determine the scales at which it is appropriate to approximate fractured carbonate rock as an equivalent porous medium; and 4) test the effectiveness of monitoring wells in a fractured-rock setting.

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