A seepage investigation of an area at and near Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March through August 1993

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Authors:Johnson, Gregory C.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geological Survey, Nashville, TN, United States
Source:Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, No.OF95-0442, 51p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 0196-1497
Publication Date:1996
Note:In English. 3 refs. Site location maps ; Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy
Summary:A seepage investigation was conducted of an area surrounding the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from March through August 1993. The project was divided into three phases: a reconnaissance to inventory and map seeps, springs, and stream-measurement sites; a high base flow seepage investigation; and a low base flow seepage investigation. The reconnaissance consisted of following each tributary to its source to inventory each site where water was issuing from the ground. Stream- measurement sites were also located along stream reaches at 500-foot intervals. A total of 822 sites were identified. A global positioning system was used to locate 483 sites to within 3- to 5-meter accuracy. The high base flow seepage investigation was conducted from April 29 through May 3, 1993, and from May 7 through May 10, 1993. During the high base flow seepage investigation, sites identified during the reconnaissance were revisited. At almost all sites with flowing water, discharge, pH, specific conductance, and temperature were recorded. Two hundred and fourteen sites were dry. The low base flow seepage investigation was conducted from August 8 through August 10, 1993, and consisted of revisiting the seeps and springs that were flowing during the high base flow seepage investigation. Stream- measurement sites were not revisited. One hundred and forty-one sites were dry.
Subjects:Discharge; Drainage basins; Government agencies; Ground water; Maps; PH; Seepage; Site location maps; Springs; Streams; Surface water; Temperature; USGS; Water quality; Anderson County Tennessee; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Tennessee; United States; Oak Ridge Tennessee; Specific conductance
Coordinates:N355300 N355700 W0841700 W0842200
Record ID:1997015327
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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