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Measurement of ground water velocity using Rhodamine WT dye near Sheffield, Illinois

Open-File Report 84-856

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Abstract

Ground-water flow velocity was estimated in a tract of land adjacent to a low-level radioactive-waste disposal site near Sheffield, Illinois, by measuring the time-of-travel between two wells spaced 110 feet apart. Rhodamine WT dye was the principal tracer used in the test. The leading edge and peak concentrations of Rhodamine WT were well defined. A ground-water velocity of 6.9 feet per day (2,500 feet per year) was computed from the arrival time of the leading edge of the tracer cloud. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Measurement of ground water velocity using Rhodamine WT dye near Sheffield, Illinois
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
84-856
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 27 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.