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Aquifers - Objectives

Clemson Hydrogeology Field Camp

Clemson Hydrogeology Field Camp

Hydraulic head and groundwater flow

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Understand concepts needed to measure hydraulic head, and horizontal and vertical head gradients in the field
    • Survey wells using transits
    • Determine depth to water using DTW meters
    • Estimate azimuth of groundwater flow 

Well drilling and sampling

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Understand basic methods for drilling and sampling wells
    • Describe soil core
    • Understand the drilling, sampling and completion process for shallow wells
    • Describe a soil core or cuttings that you obtain

Spatial mapping

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Make a map using a pace (and/or tape) and compass
    • Measure locations and elevations using a transit, plot the points on a basemap
    • Map and describe an outcrop

Describing aquifer materials

Upon completion, students will be able to:

    • Describe geologic material exposed in a borehole wall
    • Describe core samples from 3 different sites