Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6694

Date

2021

Date of Award

4-19-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Water Resources Engineering

Committee Chair

Brian Waldron

Committee Member

Farhad Jazaei

Committee Member

Daniel Larsen

Abstract

Water resource quality and availability are exceedingly important as we anticipate increases in population and water use alongside variability in climate. In response, climate and hydrologic models should be developed to strengthen our understanding of potential future conditions and help us institute sustainability initiatives. Located within the Mississippi Embayment, western Tennessee has access to 3 prolific aquifers that are relied upon to supply water for municipal, domestic, commercial and agricultural use. As such, it is a crucial area to evaluate the longevity of its aquifer system.Using a groundwater model established by Clark and Hart in 2009 as a guide, a groundwater model of the Obion River watershed in northwest Tennessee was created using Aquaveo’s Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) and the USGS MODLOW modeling package. Incorporating past and projected datasets, the model evaluates local groundwater availability and conditions through 2050.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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