Controls on Permeability Heterogeneity in Sand Bars of the Loup River, Nebraska

School of Natural Resources
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Jesse Korus
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The spatial distribution of permeability in sand bars is key to the hydrologic function of river beds.  The goal of this project to develop an understanding of the sedimentary processes that control permeability heterogeneity.  The project will involve field and laboratory work.  Field work will be conducted in central Nebraska in the Loup River system.  This work will involve wading through shallow water, installing tubes for permeability testing, making measurements, and operating
geophysical equipment including ground-penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic induction (EMI), and electrical resistivity (ER).  Laboratory work will involve use of a Malvern laser particle size analyzer and conducting sieve tests for grain size distribution.

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