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Agricultural Research Service

Title: APPLICATION OF CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MONITORING TO CHARACTERIZE DOMINANT CONTROLS OF GROUNDWATER FLOWW AND TRANSPORT IN MANTLED KARST TERRANE, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Authors
item Shirley, T. - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
item Rashidy, S. - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
item Brahana, V. - UNIV. ARK. & USGS
item Sauer, Thomas
item Kresse, T. - ARK. DPCE
item Woodstrom, F. - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

Submitted to: American Institute of Hydrology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 2, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The Savoy Experimental Watershed (SEW) is a University of Arkansas (UofA) property of approximately 1250 hectares (ha) in Northwest Arkansas, within the central United States. The SEW occurs on a mantled (regolith-covered) karst, and is the site of an integrated research effort between the UofA, Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology (ADPCE), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop a long-term, interdisciplinary field laboratory for the in situ quantitative determination of processes, controls, and hydrologic and nutrient-flux budgets in surface water, soilwater, and shallow groundwater environments in response to specific, near-surface anthropogenic (agricultural) activities and land uses. Comprehensive research at SEW encompasses the detailed aspects of flow and solute budgets 1) from precipitation, 2) from near-surface anthropogenic activities, 3) in runoff, 4) from within the soil zone, 5) at the epikarst 6) from within identifiable components of the shallow karst aquifer, and 7) at spring resurgences. This study is limited to selected elements of budget terms 5), 6), and 7), with the objective of relating areal, stratigraphic, and temporal variations in flow and water quality to identifiable groundwater processes and controls.

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