Should Stream-Groundwater Interactions be Used to Establish Significant Nexus Under Clean Water Act?
Should Stream-Groundwater Interactions be Used to
Establish Significant Nexus Under the Clean Water Act? (flyer)
Michael Gooseff, Associate Professor, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Penn State
Stream-groundwater interactions underpin many ecological functions
and services of streams. Until recently, investigating these
interactions has been done from either the stream's perspective, by
adding tracers and interpreting downstream tracer breakthrough curves,
or from generating numerical groundwater flow models of the channel and
adjacent aquifers. Our research group has been collaboratively
developing several new approaches to interpreting stream tracer
experimental data and new geophysical techniques to determine the extent
of stream water movement into the subsurface. In this presentation, I
will discuss new approaches to advancing hydrologic science through
these new methods.
(hosted by Shan Zuidema)
The Fall Environmental Sciences Seminar Series
is sponsored by the NRESS Ph.D. Program, the Earth Systems Research
Center (ESRC), the Department of Natural Resources and the
Environment, and the Department of Earth Sciences.
These seminars are open to the public and will be held Fridays at 3:10 pm in James Hall G46, unless otherwise noted.