The Hydrogeology of Tennessee
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Tennessee has a wide variety of geologic environments from the large alluvial aquifers of West Tennessee to the karst aquifers of Middle Tennessee to the more complex aquifers of the Valley and Ridge province and Blue Ridge province of East Tennessee. The aquifers in each of these geologic environments/provinces have different characteristics that affect well design, production capacity and potential water quality issues.
This session will look at the differences in aquifer types related to the variations of geology across the state of Tennessee. The talk will discuss the different geologic environments in East, Middle and West Tennessee, typical aquifer characteristics, water quality issues and well construction challenges specific to the different geologic provinces.
Thomas Ballard, P.G. (CA, TN, LA); CHG (CA)