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A Counterintuitive Groundwater-Elevation Response to Surface Infiltration or Where Did All the Water Go?

Speaker: George Pinder, University of Vermont
Series: CEE Departmental Seminars
Location: Engineering Quad E225
Date/Time: Monday, April 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


George PinderA controlled water release experiment that took place on a pervious concrete parking lot area in Randolph, Vermont gave rise to a very interesting and unique data set. The counterintuitive groundwater level response observed in wells located in the neighborhood of the pervious concrete was stronger in close proximity to the water release source. Comparison to groundwater level data observed in the same locations during the time that hurricane Irene reached Vermont shows that the observed response during the experiment was unique to the water release event.