Tracer Test Work Plan Kinney and Uvalde Counties

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Tracer Test Work Plan Kinney and Uvalde Counties
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M. Schindel, Geary
Johnson, Steven
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English

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Tracers ( local )
Cave ( local )
Aquifer ( local )
Edwards Aquifer ( local )
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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 modeling. 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 Authority’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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