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The effect of terrace geology on ground-water movement and on the interaction of ground water and surface water on a mountainside near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, USA

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Year
2008

Citation

Winter, Thomas C, Buso, Donald C, Shattuck, Patricia C, Harte, Phillip T, Vroblesky, Donald A, and Goode, Daniel J, 2008, The effect of terrace geology on ground-water movement and on the interaction of ground water and surface water on a mountainside near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, USA: Hydrological Processes, v. 22, iss. 1, p. 21-32.

Summary

The west watershed of Mirror Lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire contains several terraces that are at different altitudes and have different geologic compositions. The lowest terrace (FSE) has 5 m of sand overlying 9 m of till. The two next successively higher terraces (FS2 and FS1) consist entirely of sand and have maximum thicknesses of about 7 m. A fourth, and highest, terrace (FS3) lies in the north-west watershed directly adjacent to the west watershed. This highest terrace has 2 m of sand overlying 8 m of till. All terraces overlie fractured crystalline bedrock. Numerical models of hypothetical settings simulating ground-water flow in a mountainside indicated that the presence of a terrace can cause local ground-water [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 08:05:25 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Former Project Role of Lakes in the Hydrologic System, with Emphasis on Their Relation to Ground-Water.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5140f83ee4b06685e5dbac8b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5140f83ee4b06685e5dbac8b</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1002/hyp.6593

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