HW5 - Homework#5 Due March 30th at beginning of class We...

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Homework #5. Due March 30 th at beginning of class We will drive out to Possum Creek near 8 th St and 34 th Ave, discuss the hydrogeologic setting, and then measure hydraulic heads in the shallow sediments near the creek to determine the fluid flow direction between the creek and the surrounding sediments. Objectives: To demonstrate the concept of hydraulic head and hydraulic gradient To determine shallow head gradients and flow directions into or out of Possum Creek To review Gainesville hydrogeology Please answer all questions on a separate sheet of paper General Description 1. (1 pts) Describe current water conditions. (Color, how much sediment or debris is it carrying, fast or slow moving, etc) 2. (2 pts) Based on visual evidence is the creek level currently rising, falling, or stable? Describe the evidence you use. 3. (2 pts) Did you encounter any quicksand areas? If you find quicksand, where does it occur? Based on the concept of effective stress, explain how water pressure could cause sediments to lose their strength. “Well” Installation:
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course GLY 3882 taught by Professor Screaton during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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HW5 - Homework#5 Due March 30th at beginning of class We...

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