University of California

Hydrogeological studies


Robert H. Burgy
David C. Lewis

Authors Affiliations

Robert H. Burgy, Department of Irrigation, University of California, Davis; David C. Lewis, Jr., Department of Irrigation, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(4):14-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n04p14. January 1962.

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A pilot injection of tritiated water has been made into the groundwater in a study of the groundwater and surface hydrology of foothill areas in the Sierra Nevada in Placer County. Results from the initial trials confirm the movement of groundwater in the jointed rock formations as predicted from groundwater contour maps. The movement and subsequent detection of the tritiated water over distances of hundreds of feet indicates that the joint system is well connected.

Burgy R, Lewis D. 1962. Hydrogeological studies. Hilgardia 16(4):14-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n04p14
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