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Hydrogeology students learn important skills on field trip to Taylor Fork

Extending the drill: Students augered the test hole to the bedrock

Dr. Jonathan Malzone's GLY 535 Hydrogeology class had the opportunity to learn the basics of water well construction and conducting aquifer testing during a field trip to Taylor Fork on March 10th. Students searched for the water table in a stream riparian area by drilling shallow test holes. After the shallow aquifer was located, students then inserted and developed the well themselves. Students performed aquifer tests on other wells in the area in order to determine the hydrological properties of the aquifer. Field experiences are an important component of a Geosciences education. 

Published on April 07, 2016

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