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dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Thomas J.
dc.contributor.authorKath, Randy L.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-14T23:21:05Z
dc.date.available2013-06-14T23:21:05Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47514
dc.description.abstractConcepts of ground water movement in igneous and metamorphic rocks in areas with a subtropical climate, such as that of the southeastern United States, have evolved over many decades. However, because of the dearth of research directed toward an understanding of the variables involved, much of the data set concerning the hydrogeology of igneous and metamorphic rocks is empirical data generated by ground water exploration and development. Some of the concepts derived from these empirical observations and from limited applied research, have been presented and discussed in various papers dealing with the hydrogeology of igneous and metamorphic rocks in the southern Piedmont/Blue Ridge. Igneous and metamorphic rocks have, in many places, very diverse properties that change over short distances both vertically and horizontally. Our experience over the last 35 years indicates that, because of this, ground water movement is often most influenced by the relative properties of various rock units or discontinuities rather than by absolute properties of a particular rock unit or discontinuity. This relationship greatly complicates attempts to understand the hydrogeology of igneous and metamorphic rocks-, and emphasizes the need for a strong and broad data base where it is desirable to make predictions concerning ground water. This paper discusses some of the major controls of ground water occurrences in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Determining and evaluating these controls on a site-specific basis greatly enhances the probability of successful ground water exploration, development and management.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Ground water and coastalen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater movementen_US
dc.titleGround water exploration and development in igneous and metamorphic rocks of the southern Piedmont/Blue Ridgeen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of West Georgiaen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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