APPLICATION OF DYE-TRACING TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING SOLUTE-TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUND WATER IN KARST TERRANES
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- APPLICATION OF DYE-TRACING TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING SOLUTE-TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS OF GROUND WATER IN KARST TERRANES
- Series Title:
- UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION IV
- Mull, D.S.
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- Subjects / Keywords:
- Ground-Water ( local )
Contamination ( local )
Karst Terranes ( local )
- serial ( sobekcm )
- Some of the most serious incidents of ground-water contamination,
nationwide, have been reported in karst terranes. Karst terranes are
characterized by sinkholes; karst windows; springs; caves; and losing,
sinking, gaining, and underground streams. These karst features are
environmentally significant because they are commonly directly connected to
the ground-water system. If these ground-water systems are used as a drinking
water source, their environmental significance is increased. Sinkholes are
especially significant because they can funnel surface runoff to the groundwater system. Thus, any pollutant carried by surface runoff across a karst
terrane has the potential for rapid transport to the ground-water system.
Because of the extreme vulnerability of karst ground-water systems to
contamination, water-management and protection agencies need an understanding
of the occurrence of ground water, including the extent of the recharge areas
for specific karst aquifers, a knowledge of the inherent vulnerabilities of
the systems, and an understanding of the characteristics of pollutant
transport within the systems. To provide water managers (those responsible
for providing and managing water supplies) and protection agencies (those
responsible for regulating water supplies and water quality) with a tool for
the management and protection of their karst water resources, the U.S.
Geological Survey in cooperation with Region IV of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency has prepared this manual to illustrate the application of
dye-tracing results and the related predictive techniques that could be used
for the protection of ground-water supplies in karst terrane. This manual
will also be useful for State and local agencies responsible for implementing
Wellhead Protection Programs pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act as
amended in 1986.
This manual includes a brief review of karst hydrogeology, summarizes
dye-tracing concepts and selected techniques, lists sources for equipment and
materials, and includes an extensive
- Original Version:
- UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION IV, Vol. Report 904/6-88-001 (1988-01-01).
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- University of South Florida Library
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- University of South Florida
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