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Main Title DRASTIC : a standardized system for evaluating ground water pollution potential using hydrogeologic settings /
Author Aller, Linda. ; Thornhill, Jerry. ; Bennett, T. ; Lehr, J. H. ; Petty, R. J. ; Hackett, G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Aller, Linda.
Thornhill, Jerry.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory.
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 16623422
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Groundwater--Pollution--United States--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Water, Underground--Pollution--United States ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Hydrogeology ; Ratings ; Aquifers ; Waste disposal ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Water table ; Soil properties ; Topography ; Agriculture ; Ground water movement ; DRASTIC index ; Vadose zone
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ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-87-035 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/12/2017
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-87-035 app. D repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/13/2024
EMBD  EPA/600/2-87/035 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/17/1993
NTIS  PB87-213914 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvii, 455 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.
"April 1987." "EPA-600/2-87-035." "Cooperative agreement CX-810715-01." Includes bibliographical references.