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Hydrogeological Study of an Anti-Tank Range.

Mailloux, Michel; Martel, Richard; Gabriel, Uta; Lefebvre, René; Thiboutot, Sonia; Ampleman, Guy (2008). Hydrogeological Study of an Anti-Tank Range. Journal of Environmental Quality , vol. 37 , nº 4. p. 1468-1476. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2007.0605.

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The Arnhem Anti-Tank Range (Canadian Forces Base [CFB] Valcartier, Canada, in operation since the 1970s) has been characterized, including the drilling, installation, and characterization of 25 wells and a ground-penetrating radar survey. The observed particular features of this site include highly variable flow velocities (from < 3 to 1200 m/yr) and transient flow regime in the regional aquifer below the contaminant source zone of the impact area, sharp flow direction shifts, discontinuous stratigraphy and a local perched aquifer. A transient ground water flow model permitted us to understand how the complex hydrogeological setting shapes contaminant transport in the regional aquifer. The model explains the highly variable energetic material (EM) concentrations measured in the plume with peaks associated to spring and to a lesser extent to fall recharge events. As a conclusion from this work, the authors suggest that the characterization of contaminant sources on slopes should extend over all seasons to be sure to detect potential transient flow conditions and variable contaminant concentrations.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: environmental Monitoring / methods; geological phenomena; geology; radar; water
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 08 janv. 2021 19:59
Dernière modification: 08 janv. 2021 19:59
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/10844

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