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The main objective of this study is to evaluate groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer by using oxygen-18 concentrations in groundwater, a knowledge of temporal variations in oxygen-18 in recharge water, and both the method of characteristics (MOC) and discrete state compartmental (DSC) model. The groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer estimated by MOC model varies from 0.55 m/year to 2.6 m/year. The values for groundwater velocity estimated by DSC simulations varies from 0.5 m/year to 1.0 m/year. The average groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer in Essex County estimated by Crnokrak (1991) is 1.0 m/year. The average flow across the freshwater aquifer was estimated to be 0.43 m$\sp3$/year/m. Groundwater flow distribution was accomplished and the annual volumetric recharge was estimated to be 33675 m$\sp3$/year. This recharge parameter is somewhat more but close to the previous estimate. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .K758. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0251. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.
Krishnamurthy, Jagadish Hebbur., "An evaluation of groundwater flow in the freshwater aquifer in Essex County, Ontario, by computer modelling methods." (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1007.