Tracer Test Work Plan Kinney and Uvalde Counties
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- Tracer Test Work Plan Kinney and Uvalde Counties
- M. Schindel, Geary
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- Tracers ( local )
Cave ( local )
Aquifer ( local )
Edwards Aquifer ( local )
- serial ( sobekcm )
- Groundwater movement in the Edwards Aquifer has been characterized primarily by well data,
potentiometric surface mapping, and computer modeling. While each of these techniques provides
useful information, tracer testing has long been demonstrated as one of the most effective tools in
quantifying groundwater movement in karst aquifers. Tracer testing provides empirical data on
groundwater behavior that can be used to delineate drainage basins, identify groundwater flowpaths,
and measure groundwater velocities, dilution, dispersion, and storage. The results are far more
meaningful and accurate when compared to similar results produced by computer groundwater
The focus of this test is to investigate the sources of water for the principal springs in Kinney and
Uvalde counties. Included in the study will be Pinto, Mud, and Las Moras springs in Kinney County
and Leona Springs in Uvalde County.
This test will be conducted under the auspices of the Edwards Aquifer Authority (Authority) and its
contractor, George Veni and Associates.
This work plan describes the procedures that the Authority typically implements for tracer tests in
the Edwards Aquifer. It is based on the Authorityâ€™s knowledge of the groundwater conditions and
the objective of obtaining scientifically valid results. Each activity within the work plan is affected
by the results of the preceding work. For example, the results of the initial tracer injections will
form the basis for planning subsequent injections. Consequently, some activities described in this
work plan may be changed or omitted during the course of the tracer test. The Authority will
prepare a report at the conclusion of the test to describe the actual methodology and findings.
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