American Society of Civil Engineers


Role of Surficial Aquifer in Barrier Island Streamflow Generation


by Francis M. Nevils, (Univ of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA) and Michael E. Meadows, (Univ of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA)

pp. 244-251

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Engineering Hydrology (1987)
Abstract: Monitoring results are presented for an experimental watershed located on a South Carolina barrier island. Rainfall, streamflow and well data indicate streamflow occurs due to interaction between the surficial aquifer and surface streams, and due to surface runoff during periods of high intensity rainfall. The well data indicate a tidal influence up to 2000 ft (610 m) inland from the tidal marsh. A model is proposed for the surficial aquifer-streamflow interaction.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Barrier islands
Monitoring
Streamflow
Models
Aquifers
Runoff
Rainfall intensity

Author Keywords:
STREAM FLOW
AQUIFERS - COASTAL ZONES - Hydrology - RAIN AND RAINFALL - WATERSHEDS - Monitoring
BARRIER ISLAND - STREAMFLOW GENERATION - SURFACE STREAMS - SURFICIAL AQUIFER