EFFECTS OF CHANNEL MORPHOLOGY ON FLOODPLAIN INUNDATION AND SURFACE-GROUNDWATER INTERACTIONS IN AN URBAN WATERSHED

dc.contributor.advisorPrestegaard, Karen L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Dorothea Juneen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMarine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T05:30:33Z
dc.date.available2011-07-08T05:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to evaluate groundwater-surfacewater interactions between a stream and the adjacent floodplain. The study site includes two reaches on Paint Branch Creek: an incised reach with inset gravel bars and a non-incised reach with active accretion of gravels bars onto the floodplain and off channel features. Topography, sediment grain size and hydraulic conductivity, groundwater head, and floodplain/channel characteristics were measured. Groundwater head data in gravel bars and adjacent floodplains were monitored for one year to determine seasonal variations in groundwater flow directions, rates, and to develop groundwater probability curves. Identification of groundwater-surfacewater interactions and off channel features roles was determined. In the reach with attached gravel bars, water flows from the creek into the adjacent gravel bars for the most of the year. Evapotranspiration and tropical storms influence seasonal reversals in flow directions between the gravel bar and the floodplain.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11753
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHydrologic Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledGeomorphologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWater Resource Managementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFloodplainen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGISen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGravel baren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGroundwateren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGroundwater-surfacewater interactionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrban Watersheden_US
dc.titleEFFECTS OF CHANNEL MORPHOLOGY ON FLOODPLAIN INUNDATION AND SURFACE-GROUNDWATER INTERACTIONS IN AN URBAN WATERSHEDen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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