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Main Title DRASTIC : a standardized system for evaluating ground water pollution potential using hydrogeologic settings /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Aller, Linda.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/035
Stock Number PB87-213914
OCLC Number 16814958
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution--United States--Mathematical models ; Groundwater--Pollution--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Water, Underground--Pollution--United States ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; United States ; Hydrogeology ; Ratings ; Aquifers ; Waste disposal ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Water table ; Soil properties ; Topography ; Agriculture ; Ground water movement ; DRASTIC index ; Vadose zone
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD426.D73 1987 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJED  EPA 600/2-87/035 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/2-87-035 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
EKCD  EPA/600/2-87/035 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-87-035 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/2-87-035 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-87-035 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/09/2017
NTIS  PB87-213914 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xviii, 622 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
A methodology is described that will allow the pollution potential of any hydrogeologic setting to be systematically evaluated anywhere in the United States. The system has two major parts: the designation of mappable units, termed hydrogeologic settings, and the superposition of a relative rating system called DRASTIC. Hydrogeologic settings form the basis of the system and incorporate the major hydrogeologic factors which affect and control ground-water movement including depth to water, net recharge, aquifer media, soil media, topography, impact of the Vadose zone media and hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer. Hydrogeologic settings are combined with these factors to create units which can be graphically displayed on a map. The system optimizes the use of existing data to rank areas with respect to pollution potential.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Cooperative agreement CR-810715-01." "June 1987"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/2-87-035."