WRRCTMR No.75 Aquifer Classification, State of Hawaii

dc.contributor.author Mink, John F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sumida, Stanley T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-01T00:25:10Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-01T00:25:10Z
dc.date.issued 1984-12 en_US
dc.description.abstract A consistent classification and nomenclature of the aquifer systems in the state of Hawaii do not exist in spite of the fact that groundwater is an essential water supply source in each island. The classification of water resources currently in use ignores aquifer features and boundaries and is based, instead, on topographic and judicial boundaries. One of the consequences is confusion in terminology because each investigator or describer of the resources often arbitrarily assigns aquifer names. A classification scheme is proposed which starts with the island as the largest component and the aquifer unit as the smallest. Each island is divided into Sectors in which similar generalities of hydrogeology prevail. Sectors are divided into systems in which hydrogeological and groundwater hydraulic connections are stronger, and the systems are further divided into units categorized by hydrological and geological features. A single code, consisting of a number for an island and letters for all other characteristics, identifies each aquifer unit. The code is open ended and may be expanded to include other aquifer features. For the six major islands, the classification scheme includes 21 sectors, 64 systems, and 192 aquifer units. The intent of this study is not to fix the classification at this time, but to provide an incentive for standardization. en_US
dc.format.extent vii + 34 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mink JF, Sumida ST. 1984. Aquifer classification, State of Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum report, 75. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2685
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Technical Memorandum Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 75 en_US
dc.subject aquifer systems en_US
dc.subject aquifer en_US
dc.subject groundwater inventory en_US
dc.subject aquifer classification en_US
dc.subject groundwater nomenclature en_US
dc.subject aquifer codes en_US
dc.subject Kauai en_US
dc.subject Oahu en_US
dc.subject Molokai en_US
dc.subject Lanai en_US
dc.subject Maui en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquifers -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Groundwater -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.title WRRCTMR No.75 Aquifer Classification, State of Hawaii en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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