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Research Project: Modeling Groundwater-surface Water Interactions in the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research

Project Number: 6060-13000-026-27-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2020

Objective:
1) Determine streambed conductance and aquifer properties from pumping tests, 2) Quantify hydraulic factors impacting streambank filtration processes, 3) Estimate aquifer hydraulic response to groundwater injection, and 4) Quantify potential for stream capture using groundwater wells.

Approach:
The University of Mississippi (UM) will provide technical support to the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Sedimentation Laboratory on their Mississippi Delta Artificial Recharge Pilot Project. ARS will serve as the PI for the project, which will support a MS student in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. The UM team will prepare technical guidance for the ARS groundwater transfer and injection pilot project and will work closely with ARS to prepare findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at meetings and/or commodity groups.