Thesis Title

An Analysis of Groundwater Movement Along the Highway 60 Corridor, Greene and Christian Counties

Date of Graduation

Summer 1997

Degree

Master of Science in Geospatial Sciences

Department

Geography, Geology and Planning

Committee Chair

Thomas Moeglin

Subject Categories

Earth Sciences

Abstract

The increase of over the road transportation has brought about the need for knowledge of groundwater movement around major throughfares. The Highway 60 corridor is a major route for the movement of goods to and from Springfield. The main purpose of the study was to determine the direction of groundwater flow along the Highway 60 corridor by the use of fluorescent water tracing dyes. Winoka Spring, which is located at the upper end of Lake Springfield, will discharge the groundwater from the Highway 60 corridor. The study also discovered approximate internal boundary between the two main springs in the study area, Winoka and Camp Cora. Emergency response plans must be prepared to minimize the impact of hazardous materials spilled and studies conducted to determine the quality of the local groundwater to protect area springs and Lake Springfield.

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© Gregory S Perkins

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