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Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Productions

By: John E Moore

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2011 | Edition: 2 | #191109 | ISBN-13: 9781439841242
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Revised and updated, this second edition presents new coverage of aquifers, springs, US federal regulations, groundwater withdrawal, and land subsidence and includes new international case studies. Chapters cover hydrogeologic fundamentals, aquifers conceptual models, planning surface and subsurface investigations, history of hydrogeology field inventory, stream flow, water quality measurements, porosity and hydraulic conductivity, and report preparation.

The book also contains source information for additional study, as well as a glossary. The book includes a CD-ROM with groundwater models that allow readers to design their own aquifer tests.

Praise for the First Edition: "... fills a great need to beginning hydrologists and hydrogeologists as a guide for site investigations and report preparation. It ... also contains a very interesting and important section on rules for professional conduct. ... It is a particularly good reference as the author, a geologist, identifies the important role that geologists play in the study of the source, occurrence, movement, quality, and quantity of groundwater. There [is] an excellent outline for the preparation of hydrogeologic reports. The last chapter provides four excellent case histories as good examples for a new hydrogeologist on his first assignment." --P.E. LaMoreaux, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Geology (2003) 44:876


Groundwater Concepts. Aquifer Properties. Groundwater Movement. Recharge and Discharge. Source of Water to a Well. Locating Groundwater. Hydrologic cycle. References. Aquifers. History of Hydrogeology.

Rules of Professional Conduct. Taking Field Notes. References.

Project Planning. Project Management (USGS Model notes). Types of Investigations. Objective of Investigations. Sources of Hydrologic Data. Hydrologic Web Sites. Geographic Information. References.

Conceptual Model. Preliminary Site Reconnaissance. Geophysical Survey Methods. References. Wells. Groundwater Quality.

Geologic Mapping. Well Inventory and Basic Data Report. Monitor Wells. Test Drilling and Examination of Drill Cuttings. Water Quality Sampling and Field Measurements. Water Level Measurements. Tracing Techniques.

Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity (grain size, slug test). Design of Aquifer Tests. Types of Tests. Analysis of Aquifer Tests Data. Computer Program to Design Aquifer Tests. Construction of Hydrogeologic Water Table Maps. Construction of Hydrogeologic Section. References.

Basic Equipment. Measurement Procedure. Methods to Determine Stream-Aquifer Relations. References.

Report Planning. Report Writing. Report Review. Review Steps. References. Federal Laws in the US to Protect Groundwater. Transboundry Aquifers. Groundwater Withdrawal and Land Subsidence. Springs.

North Africa. Mexico City. Denver Colorado. Phoenix & Tucson Arizona. Las Vegas Nevada. Central Valley California.

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John E. Moore, PhD, is an internationally recognized research scientist and hydrogeologist. He is currently an adjunct professor at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado, and presents short courses for the Geological Society of America and the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He has more than 50 years of experience as scientist, technical advisor, and senior hydrologist with the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Moore has served as an advisor to the EPA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, U.S. Congress, and the State of Colorado. He is past president of the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and associate editor of Environmental Geology. Dr. Moore received the Department of Interior Meritorious Service Award, AIH Founders award, IAH Honorary Members Award, and the National Groundwater Association Life Member Award. He is the author of 7 books and 50 scientific articles. Because of his contributions to hydrology and publications, he was presented an honorary doctor of science on October 5, 2010, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Dr. J.J. Carrillo-Rivera, PhD, is a researcher at the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a researcher and reviewer of CONACyT, a European Community External Advisor, and past President of the Mexican Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He has an MSc in Hydrogeology from University College London and a PhD in Geology (Hydrogeology) from London University. Michael Wireman, MS, is a hydrogeologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver, Colorado, where he is Regional Groundwater Expert. He has 21 years of experience in groundwater investigations in the Rocky Mountains. He has been project manager for private consulting firms and provides technical support to several Federal Agency programs. Wireman has a master's degree in Hydrogeology from Western Michigan University, USA.

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