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Title: Monitoring of the water levels in the wetlands of Fourmile Branch near the F and H Areas of SRS: January 1999 to December 1999

Abstract

In 1999, a network of twenty-three piezometers was used to measure hydraulic head in the water-table aquifer (Upper Aquifer Zone of the Upper Three Runs Aquifer) along the ground water outcrops (i.e. seeplines) near the F- and H-Areas. The piezometers were installed near the seepline to assess potential impacts of the F- and H-Area Ground Water Remediation Waste Treatment Units (WTUs) on the riparian wetlands located between the former F- and H-Area seepage basins and Fourmile Branch. Operation of the WTUs has the potential to lower the water table near the WTUs' extraction wells, potentially drying portions of the nearby wetland areas. The purpose of the piezometer network is two-fold: (1) to establish baseline hydraulic head data for the water-table aquifer (UAZ) at the F- and H-Area seeplines prior to startup of the ground water extraction/injection remediation system, and (2) to observe the effects of the remediation system on the water table levels after system start-up.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756605
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2000-00122
TRN: US0003037
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; REMEDIAL ACTION; GROUND WATER; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; WETLANDS; MONITORING

Citation Formats

Halverson, N.V. Monitoring of the water levels in the wetlands of Fourmile Branch near the F and H Areas of SRS: January 1999 to December 1999. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/756605.
Halverson, N.V. Monitoring of the water levels in the wetlands of Fourmile Branch near the F and H Areas of SRS: January 1999 to December 1999. United States. doi:10.2172/756605.
Halverson, N.V. Fri . "Monitoring of the water levels in the wetlands of Fourmile Branch near the F and H Areas of SRS: January 1999 to December 1999". United States. doi:10.2172/756605. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756605.
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title = {Monitoring of the water levels in the wetlands of Fourmile Branch near the F and H Areas of SRS: January 1999 to December 1999},
author = {Halverson, N.V.},
abstractNote = {In 1999, a network of twenty-three piezometers was used to measure hydraulic head in the water-table aquifer (Upper Aquifer Zone of the Upper Three Runs Aquifer) along the ground water outcrops (i.e. seeplines) near the F- and H-Areas. The piezometers were installed near the seepline to assess potential impacts of the F- and H-Area Ground Water Remediation Waste Treatment Units (WTUs) on the riparian wetlands located between the former F- and H-Area seepage basins and Fourmile Branch. Operation of the WTUs has the potential to lower the water table near the WTUs' extraction wells, potentially drying portions of the nearby wetland areas. The purpose of the piezometer network is two-fold: (1) to establish baseline hydraulic head data for the water-table aquifer (UAZ) at the F- and H-Area seeplines prior to startup of the ground water extraction/injection remediation system, and (2) to observe the effects of the remediation system on the water table levels after system start-up.},
doi = {10.2172/756605},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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