Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Geological and Environmental Sciences



First Advisor

Dr. W. Thomas Straw

Second Advisor

Dr. Alan E. Kehew

Third Advisor

Dr. Richard Passero

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Newly installed monitoring wells, county well logs, gamma-ray logs, head measurements, flow nets, slug tests, and full aquifer pumping tests were utilized to characterize the geologic and hydrogeologic conditions of the area. Evaluation of the geologic conditions indicate that the study area is best described as a glacially generated, humid type, alluvial fan. A hydrogeologic facies model concept aided in the initial evaluation of the hydrogeologic conditions and was utilized for the placement of several vertically nested monitoring wells. Further evaluation indicates an unconfined aquifer comprised of two separate flow systems: a shallow, local flow system interacting with flow-through surface wetlands; and a deeper regional flow system, discharging near the distal margin. Quantification of the aquifer hydraulic parameters was accomplished at the local scale during the course of this study.