HYDROGEOLOGY AND WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Numerous environmental and water quality investigations have been completed to date which are largely two-dimensional in that the environmental and land-use factors are evaluated from a superficial standpoint only, with minimum concern given to the third dimension of depth, and therefore, the majority of the hydrogeologic framework lying below land surface. An integral part of Comprehensive Water Quality Management Planning (COWAMP) program for Pennsylvania is a definition of the hydrogeologic framework as the interrelationship of it and the land use imposed upon it affect ground-water quality, and the interrelationship of this ground-water quality with its subsequent discharge to surface water. Recognition of the fact that the environment is a complex interweaving of many variables, and the strong control exerted by the natural physical components the comprising the hydrogeologic framework can be expected to minimize or avoid the deletorious and sometimes catastrophic results of the omission of such recognition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the June 26-28, 1974, ASCE Special Conference on Planning for Water Quality Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Landon, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00082914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #1137 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM