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Intrinsic limitations of standard criteria and methods for delineation of groundwater-source protection areas (springhead and wellhead protection areas) in carbonate terranes; critical review, technically-sound resolution of limitations, and case study in a Kentucky karst

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Publication Date

January 1996

Abstract

Hydrogeologic mapping, combined with tracer-test and potentiometric data, has been successfully used to delineate a GSPA for a group of springs in a groundwater basin in Mississippian limestones that is a water supply for approximately 36 000 people. No computer model could have predicted the tracer-test results or the basin boundaries - and had them recognizable as valid - unless conformatory tracer tests had been conducted. The results of tracer testing are moderately predictable, but they can only be determined empirically.

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International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences and Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 33, no. 2 (1996-01-01).

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Groundwater, Hydrogeologic, Mapping, Water Supply

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Groundwater; Hydrogeologic; Mapping; Water Supply

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SFS0069883_00001

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