AIRBORNE PROSPECTORS SEARCH FOR GROUND WATER

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN USING AN AIRBORNE SURVEY METHOD OF LOCATING FRESH WATER SOURCES, OTHER THAN BY THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD OF RANDOM DRILLING, ALTHOUGH FIELD STUDIES, TEST BORINGS, AND GEOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ARE STILL NECESSARY WITH THIS AERIAL METHOD. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT ZONES OF HIGHLY FRACTURED ROCK-CONTAINING SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES OF GROUND WATER - REFLECT THEIR PRESENCE IN SUBTLE SURFACE TRACES BEST DETECTED ON AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. HOWEVER, CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES, NAMELY BULL DOZER USAGE, TENDS TO DESTROY FRACTURE TRACES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL FOR DETERMINING WATER SOURCES.

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  • Pagination: p. 84-5
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  • Accession Number: 00230242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1973 12:00AM