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dc.creatorHendricks, Laurel Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-20T23:40:11Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-20T23:40:11Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Hendricks, Laurel Ann. "Implementation of a wellhead protection program utilizing a geographic information system." (1992) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17031.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17031
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was development of a geographic information system (GIS) and linkage with existing ground-water models to expedite wellhead protection area (WHPA) delineation within a wellhead protection (WHP) program. Research objectives included: (1) incorporation of relevant data from federal, state, and local agencies into the database; (2) delineation of WHPAs utilizing linkage established at Rice University between the GIS and WHPA (a ground-water model which delineates capture zones); (3) evaluation of model input parameter sensitivities to address effects of parameter input on the shape of delineated WHPAs; (4) demonstration of the utility of the GIS to facilitate WHPA delineation; and (5) development of a prototype ground-water management system. Harris County, Texas, already identified as a critical ground-water supply area, was selected as the project area. Public water well data on 224 City of Houston wells served as the initial dataset for the development of a county-wide WHP program.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectEnvironmental science
Remote sensing
dc.title Implementation of a wellhead protection program utilizing a geographic information system
dc.type Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Environmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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