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Delineation of Groundwater Flow, Lithology, Faults, and Fractures Along Existing and Proposed Water Tunnel

Dates

End Date
2018-10-01

Summary

Problem The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to assist in two major studies: 1) delineation of the source(s) of shallow groundwater and the extent that the Delaware Aqueduct is contributing to local flooding issues, and 2) delineation of the structural, geologic, and hydrologic conditions along proposed tunnel construction paths using advanced surface and borehole geophysical methods. The NYCDEP needs to determine the source of groundwater and surface water and their possible relation to leakage from the Delaware Aqueduct in upstate New York. The Delaware Aqueduct, which supplies a significant portion of New York City's water supply, has been found to be leaking [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Frederick Stumm
Co-Investigator :
Anthony Chu
Funding Agency :
Cooperative Water Program, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

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A3BO2WawarsingNetwork.pdf
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2008NGWAConferenceERegionalGWIssues.pdf
“Characterization of the Fractured Crystalline Bedrock on the Southern Part of Ma”
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DelineationGWFlowFracturedRock.pdf
“Delineation of Ground Water Flow in Fractured Rock in the Southwestern Part of M”
3.72 MB
DelineationGWFlowinFracturedRockSWManhattan.pdf
“DELINEATION OF GROUND-WATER FLOW IN FRACTURED ROCK IN THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF M”
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Project Extension

projectStatusActive
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productDescriptionBrown, C.J., Eckhardt, D.A., Stumm, Frederick, and Chu, Anthony, 2012, Preliminary assessment of water chemistry related to groundwater flooding in Wawarsing, New York, 2009–11: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5144, 36 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5144/.
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, Como, M.D., and Noll, M.L., 2012, Preliminary analysis of the hydrologic effects of temporary shutdowns of the Rondout-West Branch Water Tunnel on the groundwater-flow system in Wawarsing, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5015, 48 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5015/
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, and Monti, Jack Jr., 2004, Delineation of Faults, Fractures, Foliation, and Ground-Water-Flow Zones in Fractured-Rock, on the Southern Part of Manhattan, New York, Through Use of Advanced Borehole-Geophysical Techniques: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1232, 212 p. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20041232
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick and Chowdhury, Shafiul, 2003, Delineation of ground water flow in fractured rock in the southwestern part of Manhattan, New York, through use of advanced borehole geophysical methods: Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, v. 23, no. 3 (Summer 2003), p. 42-49.
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, and Lange, A.D., 2003, Delineation of ground-water flow in fractured rock in the southwestern part of Manhattan, New York, through use of advanced borehole geophysical methods, in Proceedings of the Environmental and Engineering Society, 2003, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, April 6-10, 2003, San Antonio, Texas, p. 758-771.
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, Joesten, P.K., and Lane, J.W., Jr. 2007, Geohydrologic assessment of fractured crystalline bedrock on the southern part of Manhattan, New York, through the use of advanced borehole geophysical methods: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, v. 4, no. 3, p. 245-252, doi:10.1088/1742-2132/4/3/S02.
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, and Lange, A.D. 2001, Use of advanced borehole geophysical techniques to delineate fractured-rock ground-water flow, faults, foliation, and fractures along the western part of Manhattan, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-196, 46 p. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr01196
statusDelivered
productDescriptionStumm, Frederick, Chu, Anthony, Lange, A.D., Paillet, F.L., Williams, J.H., and Lane, J.W., Jr. Use of advanced borehole geophysical techniques to delineate fractured-rock ground-water flow and fractures along water-tunnel facilities in Northern Queens County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4276, 12 p. http://ny.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri004276/
statusDelivered
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typeShort Project Description
valueThe New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to assist in two major studies: 1) delineation of the source(s) of shallow groundwater and the extent that the Delaware Aqueduct is contributing to local flooding issues, and 2) delineation of the structural, geologic, and hydrologic conditions along proposed tunnel construction paths using advanced surface and borehole geophysical methods. The NYCDEP needs to determine the source of groundwater and surface water and their possible relation to leakage from the Delaware Aqueduct in upstate New York.

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