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Ground-water-flow model of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and West Virginia

Dates

End Date
2009

Summary

Problem - Increasing development within the Shenandoah Valley in recent years has placed additional demands on the region’s water resources. The sedimentary rocks in the Valley have been compressed and folded by tectonic forces to form a 5-km deep basin. Ground water, a principal component of the available water supply, flows through fractures in the sedimentary and crystalline rocks that underlie the Valley. Bedding fractures in the rocks are angled downward along the dip of the folds, allowing ground water to penetrate deeply below land surface—fresh water is obtained from wells over 800 ft deep in the Valley. Objectives - Develop a ground-water-flow model to simulate movement of ground water and estimate the rate of flow and [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Richard M Yager
Funding Agency :
Groundwater Resources

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productDescriptionYager, R.M., Voss, C.I., and Southworth, Scott, 2009, Comparison of alternative representations of hydraulic-conductivity anisotropy in folded fractured-sedimentary rock: modeling groundwater flow in the Shenandoah Valley (USA): Hydrogeology Journal, doi 10.1007/s10040-008-0431-x
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valueIncreasing development within the Shenandoah Valley in recent years has placed additional demands on the region’s water resources. A ground-water-flow model was developed to simulate movement of ground water and estimate the rate of flow and values of hydraulic properties of the rocks that control the movement of ground water.

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  • Shenandoah GW model

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