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Hydrogeologic Recharge Settings of the Carbonate-Bedrock Aquifers in Livingston and Monroe Counties, Western New York

Dates

Start Date
2015-10-01
End Date
2018-03-31

Summary

Background: A sequence of gently dipping carbonate bedrock - the Bertie Formation, Akron Dolostone, and Onondaga Limestone crop out along a 2- to5-mile wide band in western and central New York. These bedrock units trend east-west for 250 miles across the State and form extensive carbonate-bedrock aquifers which transmit and yield water from solution-enlarged fractures, bedding planes, and other openings (Olcott, 1995). Bedding planes or sub-horizontal fractures typically are the most enlarged and important water conduits. Karstic features such as sinkholes, swallets, solution channels, and caverns can locally transmit large amounts of surface water into the ground where the groundwater can move quickly and over large distances. Many [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
James E Reddy
Cooperator/Partner :
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Funding Agency :
Cooperative Water Program
Co-Investigator :
William M Kappel
CMS Group :
New York Water Science Center

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Project Extension

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typeShort Project Description
valueDetermine the character, extent, and thickness of the carbonate bedrock, and delineate where most recharge is likely to be entering the aquifer system. Compile this information to develop guidelines for agricultural and industrial operations, and assessment of chemical-spill and waste-disposal problems in these aquifers in an easy-to-use, accessible format which Agencies such as the NYSDEC, NYSDOH, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NYSDOS, and NY State Agriculture and Markets can utilize.
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productDescriptionThe information will be summarized in a digital map and an on-line report describing the methods used to collect and interpret the above-mentioned data with accompanying text and explanation of symbols on the digital map. A separate text report with generalized figures describing the methods used to compile and interpret the data that are presented and a generalized discussion of the map product(s) and bi-county hydrogeology of the carbonate-evaporite bedrock aquifers, including a generalized geologic section of the bedrock units in the study area will be produced. The maps to be prepared will be: 1. Soils (Parent lithology/, infiltration rate, and generalized depth to bedrock.) 2. Hydrogeologic information (Carbonate-aquifer boundary and general subsurface geologic framework, structural features such as major lineaments, wells and test holes, hazardous waste sites and associated hydrogeologic data, gypsum mine and limestone quarry footprints, and pumping centers, where available) 3. Karst features (Sinkholes, swallets and their associated surface drainage, and springs) 4. Hydrogeologic recharge settings -Areas underlain by: karst (including surface drainage areas to sinkholes and swallets); soluble/fractured carbonate bedrock at land surface or with thin, high-permeability soils; and thick, low permeability soils or shale bedrock unaffected by gypsum dissolution).
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Additional Information

Alternate Titles

  • Livingston-Monroe karst

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