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Uranium in the Southern United States

Description: From introduction: In this study on raw material sources of uranium the Southern Interstate Nuclear Board has catalogued all known occurrences of uranium and some references to thorium in a 17-state area (P1. 1). These occurrences have been evaluated as potential sources of uranium by the State Geological Surveys and the consultant group of SINB. Favorability guides have been applied to the known occurrences and recommendations have been made for future action by the states involved, federal agencies, or by industry. State recommendations are included in state-by-state summaries. The state reports were written either by personnel of the State Geological Surveys or were abstracted from State geological survey data by members of the consultant group...The purpose of this study was to compile information on and systematically assess uranium and other radioactive occurrences in the region. The SINB undertook the project because of its statutory, interstate capability as an extension of government in each of the 17 states, an arrangement that lends itself effectively to this cooperative undertaking.
Date: November 1970
Creator: Southern Interstate Nuclear Board
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Use of Digital Land-Cover Data from the Landsat Satellite in Estimating Streamflow Characteristics in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee

Description: From introduction: The objective of the present study is to test the feasibility of improving upon the regression equations for estimating streamflow in areas affected by coal mining in the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee by using land-cover information derived from digital processing of Landsat spectral data. The purpose of this report is to summarize the procedures and significant results of this study.
Date: 1983
Creator: Hollyday, E. F. & Hansen, G. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technique for Estimating Depth of Floods in Tennessee

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to present methods for estimating depths of various recurrence interval floods for unregulated streams in Tennessee. Relations between the size of the drainage basin and flood depths for four hydrologic areas of the state are defined.
Date: 1983
Creator: Gamble, Charles R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Historic Water-Level Changes and Pumpage from the Principal Aquifers of the Memphis Area, Tennessee: 1886-1975

Description: Abstract: Annual pumpage for both the Memphis Sand ("500-foot" sand) and Fort Pillow Sand ("1400-foot" sand) from the time of initial pumping from these aquifers to 1975 is presented in both tabular and graphic forms . The Memphis Sand supplied 188 million gallons per day in 1975 or 95 percent of the total water used in the area . Pumpage from the Fort Pillow Sand has decreased in recent years and in 1975 was about 4 million gallons per day. Pumping increases from the Memphis Sand have caused an almost continual decline of water levels as shown by graphs , tables, and a series of potentiometric-surface maps. Water-level-change maps show the fluctuations in water levels for two periods of high water use. Water levels in the Fort Pillow Sand are also shown by tables and graphs and a potentiometric-surface map . These graphs illustrate a rise of water levels since 1963, coincidental with pumping reductions. The data presented suggest that a constant pumping rate will cause little water-level decline and that the water levels can be altered for efficient resource management by areally varying the distribution of pumping . The references listed support the information presented in this report .
Date: May 1976
Creator: Criner, James H. & Parks, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground Water in Carbonate Rocks and Regolith in the Fairview Area, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: Fourteen test wells drilled in the Fairview area, Tennessee, produce from 3 to 100 gallons per minute and have an average yield of 32 gallons per minute; yields were measured while blowing water from the wells with compressed air. In comparison, the average yield of 134 supply wells reported by drillers is 13 gallons per minute. Specific capacities for three of the test wells ranged from 0.3 to 0.6 gallons per minute per foot of drawdown after 8 hours of pumping at 20 to 47 gallons per minute. Two test wells had specific capacities of 1.1 and 0.4 gallons per minute per foot of drawdown after 72 hours of pumping at 55 and 43 gallons per minute.
Date: 1983
Creator: Burchett, Charles R.; Zurawaski, Ann; Sparkes, Ann K. & Hollyday, Este F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Quality of Water Discharging from the New River and Clear Fork Basins, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: This report examines and compares "the quality of water discharging from a strip-mined basin and a relatively unmined basin on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee." They determine that "the chemical and aesthetic quality of these waters will directly affect the chemical and aesthetic quality of the water flowing through a proposed national river and recreation area." It includes maps, graphs, and tables.
Date: August 1980
Creator: Parker, R. S. & Carey, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Evaluation of Flood Frequency Relations in the Urban Areas of Memphis, Tennessee

Description: From introduction: This report describes an alternative approach to developing flood frequency characteristics, and presents results of the application of that technique to small streams in the urban and sub-urban areas of Memphis, Tennessee. The tool used is a regression model, with variations. The use of a parametric rainfall runoff model is not attempted in the analysis.
Date: March 1978
Creator: Boning, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Summary of Some Current and Possible Future Environmental Problems Related to Geology and Hydrology at Memphis, Tennessee

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes information concerning many aspects of the geology and hydrology at Memphis, Tennessee. It also outlines some of the current problems related to the local geology and hydrology or ones that may arise as a result of urbanization and industrialization of the area.
Date: October 1976
Creator: Parks, William S. & Lounsbury, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-Flow Hydrology of the Sulphur Fork Red River Basin, Robertson County, North-Central Tennessee

Description: From abstract: The objectives of this study were to define (1) the average 3-day natural low-flow with a 20-year recurrence interval for five low-flow partial-record sites and one continuous record station, (2) losing and gaining reaches of the main stem of the Sulphur Fork Red River and major tributaries, and (3) the quality of water during low-flow. An additional objective was the collection of continuous streamflow and temperature data at selected sites for development of a thermal model for use as a guide in design and management of a small reservoir.
Date: 1979
Creator: Robbins, Clarence H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potentiometric Map of the Memphis Sand in the Memphis Area, Tennessee, August 1978

Description: From explanation: This map is based on water level measurements made in wells screened in the Eocene Memphis Sand (formerly "500-foot sand"). Monthly low-water levels for the month of August, 1978 from USGS maintained recorder equipped wells and supplemental measurements made on August 22 and 23 of private and industrial wells were used as control. Water levels are commonly at their lowest for the year during late August of early September (Criner and Parks, 1976).
Date: August 1978
Creator: Graham, David D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Urban Development on the Aquifers in the Memphis Area, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: This report presents an evaluation and a list of "potential problems associated with increases in pumpage and urban development" in the Memphis area of Tennessee. These problems include "lowered water levels, contamination of the aquifers, and land subsidence."
Date: 1982
Creator: Graham, David D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Content of Chattanooga Shale in East-Central Tennessee and Southern Kentucky

Description: From abstract: Uranium assays of all the samples collected by the Geological Survey from the Chattanooga shale in east-central Tennessee and southern Kentucky from 1947 to 1949 are assembled here, and conclusions are drawn concerning the distribution of the uranium. The 1108 assays from 80 localities provide reasonably reliable information on the stratigraphic and regional variations of the uranium content.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Conant, Louis C. & Swanson, Vernon E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Notes on Eastern Oil Shale Drilling

Description: Purpose: The primary objective of the eastern oil shale drilling was to obtain cores of the Chattanooga shale, from considerable depths and at long distances from its outcrops. Correlation of the cores with outcrop samples showed the effect of weathering on the shale, as well as changes in the stratigraphy. Of secondary interest was acquisition of information on the stratigraphy of the overlying rocks.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Brown, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manganiferous and Ferruginous Chert in Perry and Lewis Counties, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: Perry and Lewis Counties, east of the Tennessee River, in west-middle Tennessee, are underlain by nearly flat-lying rocks of Paleozoic age, with Mississippian cherty limestones forming the greater part of the surface of the western Highland Rim Plateau ridges. Near the summits of the ridges there is a fairly definite horizon in the chert that contains manganese and iron oxides in varying degrees of concentration. Weathering of the mineralized chert has produced widespread float on the hill slopes and in the beds of small spring branches, and the presence of this float, some of it rich enough for metallurgical manganese ore, has encouraged a search for promising deposits in place. In the present study 52 localities where the mineralized beds crop out or have been prospected were examined.
Date: 1943
Creator: Burchard, Ernest F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Chattanooga Shale of Tennessee as a Source of Uranium: Final Report

Description: From major objective: The over-all aim of the study has been to obtain a thorough geologic picture of the Chattanooga shale in the area under consideration, with emphasis upon stratigraphic relationships and associated special problems from which, in turn, implications may be obtained as to the origin and age of the formation and possibly the source of the uranium. The study has not been aimed primarily at exploration for uranium and its economic aspects.
Date: July 1, 1959
Creator: Stockdale, Paris B. & Klepser. Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Ecological Survey of the Vertebrate Fauna of White Oak Lake and Environs

Description: From introduction: This report is a survey of the composition and abundance of the various species of fish present. Other features to be noted are the rate of growth and the condition of the individual fish as indicated by the relationship between the length and weight. In addition, observations on the success of reproduction, the ability of any species to maintain itself as an integral part of the population and food supply.
Date: February 1954
Creator: Krumholz, Louis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of the Chattanooga Black Shale of Tennessee as a Source of Uranium Progress Report: July 1, 1956-June 30, 1957

Description: From introduction: The primary aim of this study is to present as complete a geologic picture as possible, of the Chattanooga shale in its outcrop area of the Eastern Highland Rim and the Northern Highland Rim of Tennessee and adjacent Kentucky. Special emphasis has been placed upon the stratigraphic relationships and their implications upon the age and manner of origin of the sediments and upon the origin, source, and distribution of uranium in the shale.
Date: August 1, 1957
Creator: Klesper, Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Filling and Emptying System, Cordell Hull Navigation Lock: Cumberland River, Tennessee: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Results of hydraulic model investigations to study the proposed filling an demptying system for the Cordell Hull Luck on the Cumberland River and Tennessee. It also included tests of a multiport system and provided suggestions for improvement in the design.
Date: September 1966
Creator: Oswalt, Noel R. & Boyd, M. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department