GEOL 210 - Hydrogeology
This course provides an introduction to hydrogeology and addresses linkages between surface water, groundwater, and mining-related contaminants. Course topics include the hydrologic cycle, principles of groundwater flow, properties of aquifers, and an introduction to standard hydrogeologic testing (e.g. pump and slug tests). Students will learn to determine or predict water balances within areas of investigation, describe porous media, and characterize fluid flow in the subsurface. An introduction to the installation and maintenance of water wells and piezometers will also be
provided. Students will learn to identify and differentiate the major types of groundwater contaminants, the sources of contamination, and the various criteria and standards that are applied to contaminants in groundwater particularly in the North.