Dry Stream Reaches in Carbonate Terranes: Surface Indicators of Ground-Water Reservoirs

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Abstract

In areas where dry stream reaches occur, subsurface drainage successfully competes with surface drainage, and sheet-like dissolution openings have developed parallel to bedding creating the ground-water reservoir. Union Hollow in south-central Tennessee is the setting for a case study that illustrates the application of the dry stream reach technique. In this technique, dry stream reach identification is based on two types of readily acquired information: remotely sensed black and white infrared aerial photography; and surface reconnaissance of stream channel characteristics. Test drilling in Union Hollow subsequent to identification of the dry reach proved that a localized ground-water reservoir was present.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Dry Stream Reaches in Carbonate Terranes: Surface Indicators of Ground-Water Reservoirs
Series title Water Resources Bulletin
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1988.tb00907.x
Volume 24
Issue 3
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher American Water Resources Association
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Water Resources Bulletin
First page 577
Last page 580