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Stream/Aquifer Interface: Understanding the Riparian Corridor
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Groundwater contributes a significant portion of the flow in streams and rivers. The area adjacent to the streams, the ripairian corridor, should be an ideal location to enhance the quality of the flowing water. The proposed research will examine water and solute transport between groundwater and surface waters particularly at or near the interface where groundwater discharges into surface waters (riparian zone). The purpose of the study is to determine if there are methods to enhance water quality.
2011 Project Description
Work continued on the Cane Run Watershed project. The karst conduit was identified at the Kentucky Horse Park and monitoring equipment was installed in the conduit. The Berea Road location for the conduit has not been identified. Additional drilling will occur in this vicinity to locate the conduit.
A new edition of the soil and Water Conservation Engineering textbook was completed. .