Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Geology

First Advisor

Esling, Steven

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to determine if geology controls the water quality and hydrology of abandoned, hand-dug, homestead reservoirs scattered throughout the Shawnee National Forest. Field, laboratory, and statistical methods were used to identify the hydrologic and gTwo main groups emerged; one comprised of reservoirs with large diameter casings and shallow water depth, while the other consisted of reservoirs with small diameter casings and deep water depth.eochemical nature of the reservoirs in the SNF.

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