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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 445 - Hydrogeology

Study of the occurrence and movement of ground water using geology, hydrology, and geochemistry, with an emphasis on practical problems in water management. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. GEOL 445 and GEOL 545 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisites: [(either GEOL 101 or GEOL 103 or GEOL 107 or GEOL 108) and GEOL101LAB, or SCED 102], and MATH 154.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Readily convert between unit systems and can evaluate a problem using the units of measurement as a guide for determining the units for the answer.
  • Measure porosity, specific yield, specific retention, and hydraulic conductivity in the lab. Students can explain Darcy’s Law.
  • Explain how spatial variations in energy cause groundwater to flow. They can qualitatively describe what flow might be expected for a given geologic setting.
  • Use mass balance calculations as a tool for approaching a wide variety of geologic problems involving water.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations: Ellensburg

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