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Main Title DRASTIC : a standardized system for evaluating ground water pollution potential using hydrogeologic settings /
Author Aller, L. ; Bennett, T. ; Lehr, J. H. ; Petty, R. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Aller, Linda.
CORP Author National Water Well Association, Worthington, OH.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/018
Stock Number PB85-228146
OCLC Number 12259310
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Water, Underground--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Water pollution ; United States ; Hydrogeology ; Ratings ; Aquifers ; Waste disposal ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Water table ; Soil properties ; Topography ; Agriculture ; Basalt ; Evaluation ; Vulnerability ; Maps ; Tables(Data) ; Alluvium ; Glacial till ; Sandstones ; Clays ; Ground water movement ; DRASTIC index ; Vadose zone
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD426D72 1985 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-85-018 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-85-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/2-85/018 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-85-018 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/09/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-85-018 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/12/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-2-87-035 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/09/2019
NTIS  PB85-228146 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 163 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 portions: the designation of mappable units, termed hydrogeologic settings, and the superposition of a relative rating system called DRASTIC. Hydrogeologic settings are described for different regions in the United States. These settings incorporate the major hydrogeologic factors which affect and control ground water movement including depth to water table, net recharge, aquifer media, soil media, topography, impact of the vadose zone and hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer. These factors, which form the acronym DRASTIC, as used to infer the potential for contaminants to enter ground water. The relative ranking scheme uses a combination of weights and ratings to produce a numerical value, called the DRASTIC INDEX, which helps prioritize areas with respect to ground water contamination vulnerability.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1985." Includes bibliographical references. "Cooperative agreement CR-810175-01." "EPA/600/2-85/018."
Contents Notes
Development of the system and overview -- DRASTIC: A description of the factors -- How to use hydrogeologic settings and DRASTIC -- Impact risk factors -- HYDROGEOLOGIC SETTING OF THE UNITED STATES BY GROUND WATER REGIONS: Western mountain ranges -- Alluvial basins -- Columbia Lava Plateau -- Colorado Plateau and Wyoming Basin -- High Plains -- Non-glaciated Central -- Glaciated Central -- Piedmont and Blue Ridge -- Northeast and Superior uplands -- Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain -- Southeast coastal plain -- Hawaii -- Alaska.