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Title: Idaho National Laboratory Vadose Zone Research Park Geohydrological Monitoring Results

Abstract

Vadose zone lithology, hydrological characterization of interbed sediments, and hydrological data from subsurface monitoring of Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center wastewater infiltration are presented. Three-dimensional subsurface lithology of the vadose zone beneath the Vadose Zone Research Park is represented in a 2 dimensional (2 D) diagram showing interpolated lithology between monitoring wells. Laboratory-measured values for saturated hydraulic conductivity and porosity are given for three major interbeds, denoted as the B BC interbed (20 to 35 m bls), the C D interbed (40 to 45 m bls), and the DE 1 2 interbed (55 to 65 m bls), along with an overall physical description of the sediments and geologic depositional environments. Pre-operational pore water pressure conditions are presented to show the presence and location of perched water zones before pond discharge at the New Percolation Ponds. Subsurface infiltration conditions during initial high-volume discharge are presented to show water arrival times and arrival sequences. Steady-state conditions are then presented to show formation and locations of perched water zones and recharge sources after several months of discharge to the New Percolation Ponds.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911766
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-05-01044
TRN: US200801%%214
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 - GEOSCIENCES; HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY; LITHOLOGY; MONITORING; PONDS; POROSITY; SEDIMENTS; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; WATER; geohydrological monitoring; hydrological; vadose zone; vadose zone lithology

Citation Formats

Kristine Baker. Idaho National Laboratory Vadose Zone Research Park Geohydrological Monitoring Results. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/911766.
Kristine Baker. Idaho National Laboratory Vadose Zone Research Park Geohydrological Monitoring Results. United States. doi:10.2172/911766.
Kristine Baker. Sun . "Idaho National Laboratory Vadose Zone Research Park Geohydrological Monitoring Results". United States. doi:10.2172/911766. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911766.
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title = {Idaho National Laboratory Vadose Zone Research Park Geohydrological Monitoring Results},
author = {Kristine Baker},
abstractNote = {Vadose zone lithology, hydrological characterization of interbed sediments, and hydrological data from subsurface monitoring of Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center wastewater infiltration are presented. Three-dimensional subsurface lithology of the vadose zone beneath the Vadose Zone Research Park is represented in a 2 dimensional (2 D) diagram showing interpolated lithology between monitoring wells. Laboratory-measured values for saturated hydraulic conductivity and porosity are given for three major interbeds, denoted as the B BC interbed (20 to 35 m bls), the C D interbed (40 to 45 m bls), and the DE 1 2 interbed (55 to 65 m bls), along with an overall physical description of the sediments and geologic depositional environments. Pre-operational pore water pressure conditions are presented to show the presence and location of perched water zones before pond discharge at the New Percolation Ponds. Subsurface infiltration conditions during initial high-volume discharge are presented to show water arrival times and arrival sequences. Steady-state conditions are then presented to show formation and locations of perched water zones and recharge sources after several months of discharge to the New Percolation Ponds.},
doi = {10.2172/911766},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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