Keywords and Phrases
Levee; Mississippi; ModFlow; Oxbow Lake; Pressure Relief Well
“When designing pressure relief well systems, it is imperative to understand what major geomorphology and heterogenies features are present, such as buried oxbow lakes, especially when the feature is parallel to the source, such as the Mississippi River. When present, there is a notable greater increase in head pressures, especially on the landward tow of the levee. This can cause erosional features that originally thought of to have been protected from by installing pressure relief wells. When comparing the effective hydraulic conductivities of horizontal clay layers and vertical clay layers spanning the length of the model, little to no noticeable difference can be discerned, also long as the clay volume is under 30%”--Abstract, page iii.
Grote, Katherine R.
Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Rogers, J. David
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geological Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xi, 36 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
Young, Emma Marie, "Pressure Relief Wells: Analysis of Subsurface Heterogeneity to evaluate Relief Well Locations for Mississippi River Levees" (2022). Masters Theses. 8103.