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1 Introduction to the Hydrogeology of TN CE/GEOL 485 Principles of Hydrogeology LECTURE 2 LECTURE 2 (No student presentation for this lecture) Overview Geology of TN Groundwater in TN Sources of information West TN Generalized Geologic Map of TN Karst Areas of Tennessee Ground Water in Tennessee: Sources of Information First survey Ground Water in North-Central Tennessee, 1932, Geological Survey Water Supply paper 640 Ground Water in South-Central Tennessee, 1936, Geological Survey Water Supply paper 677 Web resources Tennessee Groundwater Conditions www.gwpc.org/e-library/documents/state_fact_sheets/tennessee.pdf Ground-water Use by Public Water-supply Systems in Tennessee http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr0347/htdocs/text.html USGS Tennessee Water Science Center http://tn.water.usgs.gov/infodata/groundwater.html Principal Aquifers in TN
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2 Ground Water Withdrawals for Public Water Supply in TN Middle & East Middle & East Middle & East Middle & East Tennessee: Tennessee: A Land of Caves, Sinkholes Flowing water dissolves rock & enlarges fractures Many Surface Streams Disappear Underground
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3 Extensive regions of clay- & silt-rich material formed from in-situ weathering of bedrock Sand deposits are rare & restricted to major river valleys Knoxville Surficial Deposits in East Tennessee Weathered bedrock at < 1 m “Saprolite” is residuum that retains much of the parent bedrock fabric or structure Migration of contaminants through the vadose zone & in groundwater is a major topic of research at UT
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEOL 455 taught by Professor Perfect during the Fall '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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23 - CE/GEOL 485 Principles of Hydrogeology LECTURE 2...

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