Natural Resources, School of

 

Date of this Version

5-2011

Citation

2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (ISWREP), 20-22 May 2011

Comments

Copyright 2011 IEEE

Abstract

Characteristics of the vadose zone media are important for assessing contamination potentials for projects such as landfill siting and planning. However, accurate vadose zone maps at the regional scale are often not available. This study successfully mapped low-permeable components of the vadose zone across the Elkhorn River Basin, Nebraska, using geographic information systems (GIS), groundwater level data, and a test hole database. The map has the potential to land use planners for searching and planning landfill sites.