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dc.contributor.authorMooers, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-07T13:37:21Z
dc.date.available2017-02-07T13:37:21Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72676
dc.description.abstractLow impact development has been adopted as a sustainable way of managing stormwater in urbanized catchments. While the effect of LID features on surface water and stream health has been investigated in recent studies, less is known regarding the effect on groundwater recharge. The hydrologic model PCSWMM was coupled with the groundwater model, MODFLOW to assess the influence of LID on groundwater recharge. The coupled models were calibrated and validated using pre-development stream flows and monitored groundwater levels from a predominately forested catchment in which residential development has since taken place. PCSWMM was used to quantify net infiltration rates for conventional and LID stormwater practices. Net infiltration rates were coupled with MODFLOW, which was used to determine aquifer recharge and the availability of the groundwater aquifer to supply the residential development by mean of individual drilled wells. Development was found to decrease net infiltration, and results demonstrated that LID can enhance infiltration.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater Rechargeen_US
dc.subjectWater balance (Hydrology)en_US
dc.subjectLow Impact Developmenten_US
dc.subjectStormwater Managementen_US
dc.subjectHydrogeologic Modelingen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic Modelingen_US
dc.subjectHydrogeological modeling
dc.titleCoupled Water Balance and Groundwater Model to Assess the Influence of Low Impact Development Stormwater Strategies on Groundwater Recharge.en_US
dc.date.defence2017-01-26
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJohn Drageen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Hany El Naggaren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Craig Lakeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Rob Jamiesonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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