Date of Award
Master of Science
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Richard N. Passero
Dr. John Grace
Dr. W. Thomas Straw
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The objectives of this investigation were to explain the hydrogeology of Bonnie Castle and Dustin Lakes and to assess the water quality of the lake environments with respect to possible impact from the KL Avenue Landfill.
The surface water/groundwater relationship was determined by the installation of mini-piezometer nests and seepage meters at selected study stations along the shoreline of each lake. Field data were augmented with groundwater and surface water chemical analyses, lake depth profiles and geologic cross-sections.
The result of this research was the characterization of Bonnie Castle Lake as a perched recharge lake and Dustin Lake as a flow through lake. Laboratory analysis of seven selected chemical parameters performed on groundwater and surface water samples collected during the summer of 1985 indicated that the lake environments did not appear to have been adversely impacted from landfill contaminants.
Hobin, Joseph S., "The Hydrogeology of Bonnie Castle and Dustin Lakes and Its Relationship to Groundwater Contamination from the KL Avenue Landfill, Kalamazoo County, Michigan" (1993). Masters Theses. 776.