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Black Hills Hydrology Study
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The original study plan (Driscoll, 1992) set forth objectives for the entire study. Specific objectives of the Black Hills Hydrology Study were to:
- Inventory and describe precipitation amounts, streamflow rates, ground-water levels of selected aquifer units, and selected water-quality characteristics for the Black Hills area.
- Develop hydrologic budgets to define relations among precipitation, streamflow, and aquifer response for selected Black Hills watersheds.
- Describe the significance of the bedrock aquifers in the Black Hills area hydrologic system, with an emphasis on the Madison and Minnelusa aquifers, through determination of:
- aquifer properties (depth, thickness, structure, storage coefficient, hydraulic conductivity, etc.);
- the hydraulic connection between the aquifers;
- the source aquifer(s) of springs;
- recharge and discharge rates, and gross volumetric budgets; and
- regional flow paths.
- Develop conceptual models of the hydrogeologic system for the Black Hills area
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