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ES 417 Hydrogeology

Credits: 4
  • (ES 100 or ES 161 or GEOG 100) and ES 175; or consent of instructor. Successful completion of a college mathematics course recommended.

Students will investigate the occurrence and behavior of water in the geologic environments in the context of the hydrologic cycle. Topics include hydrologic processes in surface and ground waters; pollution and contamination of water resources; surface water-ground water interaction; saturated and unsaturated zone processes; movement of chemicals in soils; site characterization; soil remediation techniques; and development and management of water resources. Applied field and laboratory methods for hydrogeologic investigations are emphasized. A field trip fee may be required.