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Alluvial Aquifer Characterization

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Evaluation of stream response to groundwater interception in support of fish habitat offsetting

The Challenge

As part of a feasibility study for fish habitat offsetting, the customer was looking for a detailed model of groundwater and surface water interaction for design phase.

Integrated Sustainability brought an innovative application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to the project to better develop an understanding of the alluvial aquifer.

The Result

Integrated Sustainability analyzed a variety of information to gain an understanding of the hydrologic system and the degree of groundwater/surface water interaction.

The resulting model not only exceeded customer expectations, but the innovative use of GPR actually reduced geotechnical and groundwater investigation costs.

 

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