Techniques for Delineating Subsurface Organic Contamination: A Case Study
Selection of techniques to detect and map subsurface organic contamination depends on the type of source, contamination, and hydrogeologic setting. Ideally, an investigator, manager, or...

Bulkhead Instability in Soft Soil
This paper presents a case study involving the severe disturbance of the subsurface soils in front of an existing bulkhead caused by the berthing of a jack-up type, offshore drilling vessel....

Evaluation of Water Quality from a Drainage-Subirrigation System in Georgia
Nitrate-N, Ammonium-N and Phosphate-P concentrations were measured from shallow subsurface wells and outlets of a drainage-subirrigation system in the Georgia flatwoods for comparison...

Subsurface Drainage for Erosion Reduction on Croplands of Northwestern Oregon
Subsurface drains installed as a relief system on sloping cropland reduced surface runoff and soil loss from silty soils with underlying slowly permeable layers in northwestern Oregon....

On-Farm Management Alternatives to Reduce Subsurface Drainage in the San Joaquin Valley, California—Constraints to Implementation
The most cost effective approach for mitigating the drainage problem is incorporating on-farm management practices that reduce percolation and seepage losses to the shallow groundwater...

Underground Drainage of Urban Runoff from Natural Depressions
A unique subsurface system was designed and implemented for draining such a natural depression in the City of West Lake Hills, Texas. This subsurface drainage system uses a part of the...

Selenium: Essential Nutrient or Toxic Threat?
The essential nutrient selenium is believed responsible for numerous deformities, reproductive failures, and deaths of migratory birds at Kesterson Reservoir in the San Joaquin Valley,...

Subsurface Drainage System for the Klamath Project
The U. S. Bureau of Reclamation's Klamath Project was authorized in 1905 for irrigation purposes. A subsurface drainage system was constructed in the public lands within the...

Ground Temperature Monitoring Cominco's Red Dog Project
Procedures are available in the literature for estimating subsurface thermal characteristics of foundation soils in cold regions using published climatic characteristics for a given area....

Subsurface Soil Monitoring via Acoustic Emission
Included in this paper is an overview of acoustic emission (AE) monitoring and a brief review of past applications. Focus is then placed on two in-situ geotechnical applications; preconsolidation...

Hazardous Waste Investigations in Residential Areas

Urban Stormwater - Quality Investigations by the USGS
U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) urban stormwater investigations, in cooperation with local and Federal agencies, have produced significant national data bases of information and enhanced...

Inventorying the System/Inspection Introductory Remarks
A major sewer system evaluation survey is nearing completion in the seven communities which make up Special District No. 1 of the East Bay Municipal Utility District. A major effort has...

Arctic Penetration Test Systems
Geotechnical exploration in offshore arctic regions relies upon the electric Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) because of its speed, economy, data continuity, and general reliability. By adding...

Source Area Variability During Peakflow: A Function of Antecedent Soil Moisture Content
An attempt was made to identify the source areas contributing to peakflow and to quantify the relative importance of each source area under various antecedent soil moisture (ASM) conditions....

A Systematic Evaluation of Hillslope Subsurface Flow: The Effects of Slope Angle and Soil Parameter Variation
A two-dimensional finite element variably saturated flow model is used in conjunction with an automatic mesh generating scheme to simulate hillslope subsurface flow. Slopes from 2% to...

Abutment Seepage at Smithville Dam
After initial filling there was concern for the stability of Smithville Dam when higher than anticipated piezometric levels were experienced in the left abutment foundation. Concern heightened...

Research Needs in Land Application of Sludge—Hydrologic Effects of Soil-Sludge Interaction
The effects of wastewater sludge amendment on subsurface and surface flow regimes is discussed. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research on hydrologic effects of soil-sludge...

Detection of Leakage Through Subsurface Barriers Using Guided Acoustic Waves
The primary method for preventing hazardous liquid and leachates from entering the groundwater is the use of a physical barrier. These barriers are susceptible to a number of mechanisms...

Irrigation Canal Seepage and its Measurement
Reduction in seepage is one of the primary reasons used to justify investment in canal lining. Such justification depends greatly upon estimates of seepage through surface and subsurface...

 

 

 

 

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