Inferring Local and Regional Hydrologic Processes from High-Frequency Water Table Monitoring
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 18 Oct 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm|
|Location:||2050 Agronomy Hall|
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Groundwater recharge, baseflow and evapotranspiration are major hydrological processes in the basin-scale water cycle but they are difficult to measure directly. In shallow aquifer systems, these hydrologic processes commingle with one another at the water table surface and high-resolution water table monitoring can provide insights at local and regional scales. In this presentation, use of water table monitoring to assess local and watershed-scale recharge, ET and groundwater nutrient loading patterns is examined within a new "groundwater response unit" framework using examples from a variety of Iowa-based studies.