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Preliminary Observations from October 28, 2013 Site Visit Melissa Hill, Ph.D., P.G. & David W. Schade, MPA Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division.

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1 Preliminary Observations from October 28, 2013 Site Visit Melissa Hill, Ph.D., P.G. & David W. Schade, MPA Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining, Land and Water Water Resources Section Alaska Hydrologic Survey November 5, 2013

2 Reconnaissance of Area N

3 Observations

4 Construction of small canals/ditches can also alter surface drainage (example: backfilled small canal in the vicinity of Tiller between Pasture and Farmstead Streets) Observations Continued

5 Relatively less tannic near Pipeline Street Tannic water (humic acid) in contact with decaying leaves end of Karluk Avenue Observations Continued

6 The area has been dissected into smaller sub-basins and vegetation has been removed Pre-Development vs. Post-Development 1951 aerial2006 aerial N

7 Glass, R.L., 1996, Ground-Water Conditions and Quality in the Western Part of Kenai Peninsula, Southcentral Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report Anderson, G.S. and Jones, S.H., 1971, Hydrologic Data of the Kenai-Soldotna Area, Alaska, Water Resources Division prepared in cooperation with the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Things to keep in mind as solutions are proposed... Previous Studies Preliminary data search indicates limited hydraulic characterization for the area

8 Inlet Saline Freshwater Saltwater Wedge for a Simple Unconfined Aquifer Steady-State Flow Springs/muskegs Peat discontinuous (Modified from Freeze and Cherry, 1979)

9 Inlet Saltwater Wedge for a Simple Confined Aquifer Steady-State Flow Artesian wells Peat continuous Freshwater (Modified from Freeze and Cherry, 1979)

10 Questions? Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining, Land and Water Water Resources Section Alaska Hydrologic Survey Contact information David W. Schade phone: (907) Melissa Hill phone: (907)


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