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  • Main Title Classification of hydrostratigraphic units at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina


  • Author: Aadland, R.K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bledsoe, H.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Westinghouse Savannah River Company
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina
    Additional Info: Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)


  • Creation: 1990-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A detailed synthesis of the hydrologic, geophysical and core data from wells penetrating the updip Mesozoic-Cenozoic Coastal Plain sequence at and near the Savannah River Site (SRS) was conducted to define and classify the hydrostratigraphic units. The purpose of the study was to give the SRS a single unified hydrostratigraphic classification that defines and addresses the hydrogeologic characteristics of the aquifers underlying the site. The characterization, areal distribution and classification of the aquifer and aquifer systems gives SRS the tools to evaluate ground water movement and contaminant transport in a comprehensive regional context. An alpha-numeric nomenclature has been temporarily adopted in this report for classifying the aquifers and aquifer systems at SRS. Formal geographic names for the aquifers and aquifer systems will be proposed in the near future but must be agreed upon and ratified by the South Carolina Hydrostratigraphic Subcommittee which was in part organized for the purpose. The classification utilizes a hierarchy of terms ranked at three levels: Aquifer Systems that transmit ground water regionally; Aquifer Units which are mappable units > 400 square miles in area; and Aquifer Zones that differentiate aquifers internally on the basis of locally significant characteristics.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (165 p)


  • Keyword: Maps
  • Keyword: Coastal Regions
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • Keyword: Classification
  • Keyword: Geology
  • Keyword: Usa
  • Keyword: Hydrology
  • Keyword: Variations 540250* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-)
  • Keyword: Wells
  • Keyword: Stratigraphy
  • Keyword: Geographical Variations
  • Keyword: North America
  • Keyword: Savannah River Plant
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Us Aec
  • Keyword: National Organizations
  • Keyword: South Carolina
  • Keyword: Developed Countries
  • Keyword: Us Erda
  • Keyword: Us Organizations
  • Keyword: Aquifers


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92009802
  • Report No.: WSRC-RP-90-987
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • DOI: 10.2172/5716827
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5716827
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092109


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.