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dc.contributor.authorPrice, Brian Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:57:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:57:20Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherprice_brian_m_201008_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/price_brian_m_201008_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26751
dc.description.abstractA groundwater model is applied to a rural watershed to evaluate the impact of urbanization on groundwater recharge and baseflow. The saturated zone model of a zero order watershed near Watkinsville, Georgia, an area of the Piedmont physiographic region, was developed to simulate 423 days of hydraulic data. A sensitivity analysis was performed to evaluate uncertainties in model parameters. Five land use scenarios were investigated: (1) A rural pasture; a housing development on (2) city sewer; (3) with leaky sewer/water lines; (4) with septic sewer; and (5) with septic sewer and single home wells. While the methodology is useful in predicting baseflow differences between land uses, the results are sensitive to yearly climatic conditions reflected in the initial conditions.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectUrbanization
dc.subjectGroundwater recharge
dc.subjectNumerical model
dc.subjectSaturated zone, Finite element method
dc.subjectPiedmont
dc.titleRecharge and baseflow of a first order stream in the Piedmont
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeology
dc.description.majorGeology
dc.description.advisorJohn F. Dowd
dc.description.committeeJohn F. Dowd
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen
dc.description.committeeChristof Meile
dc.description.committeeDinku M. Endale


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