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Groundwater levels and dolomite - nuisance or necessity

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dc.contributor.author Hobbs, PJ
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-26T10:50:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-26T10:50:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11
dc.identifier.citation Hobbs, PJ. 2008. Groundwater levels and dolomite - nuisance or necessity. Problem Soils in South Africa Seminar of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. Midrand, South Africa, 3 - 4 November, pp 12. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-4251-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3074
dc.description Problem Soils in South Africa Seminar of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. Midrand, South Africa, 3 - 4 November 2008 en
dc.description.abstract The significance and importance of groundwater level data in a karst environment, whilst acknowledged by geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists, is often not afforded the recognition it deserves. Within the ambit of a geotechnical site stability investigation, the esoteric nature of groundwater affords it a perceived nuisance value, especially when compared to more tangible and concrete site-specific soil and bedrock information typically obtained from trial pits and exploration boreholes. The relevance of groundwater level data in a karst environment is explored on the basis of examples that show how such data can inform a better understanding of this envirionment. Since knowledge of the magnitude of groundwater level fluctuations in a karst environment enjoys particular geotechnical significance, response patterns evident in hydrographic data are looked at in terms of their reflection of natural and antropogenic stimuli. The paper concludes with a brief discussion on the legislative framework for groundwater level monitoring, and the collection, evaluation and presentation/reporting of the data en
dc.description.sponsorship South African Institute for Engineering and Environmental Geologists en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Institute for Engineering and Environmental Geologists en
dc.subject Groundwater levels en
dc.subject Karst environment en
dc.subject Geotechnical investigations en
dc.subject Anthropogenic effects en
dc.title Groundwater levels and dolomite - nuisance or necessity en
dc.type Conference Presentation en


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