USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5023

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May 27-29, 2008
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Western Kentucky University Campus


Tuesday, May 27
Start at 8:00 am-- All day – pick up name tags and proceedings
Welcome and Introductions
8:45 – 9:20 Eve Kuniansky, U.S. Geological Survey, Karst Interest Group Coordinator; Dr. Gary Ransdell, President of Western Kentucky University; and Mr. Pat Reed, Superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park
National Programs
9:20 – 9:40 Overview of National Park Service policy for cave and karst management - by Dale Pate, National Park Service
9:40 – 10:00 National Cave and Karst Research Institute's Karst Information Portal - by Spencer Fleury, National Cave and Karst Research Institute
10:00 – 10:40 BREAK
Karst Mapping
10:40 – 11:00 Karst regions of the world (KROW):  Global karst datasets and maps to advance the protection of karst species and habitats worldwide - by Emily Hollingsworth and Van Brahana, Geology Department, University of Arkansas; and Ethan Inlander and Michael Slay, The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas
11:00 – 11:20 Characterizing regional karst types under the framework of the new National Karst Map - by David J. Weary, Daniel H. Doctor, Jack B. Epstein, and Randall C. Orndorff, U.S. Geological Survey
11:20 – 11:40 A karst aquifer map for the United States—Is it possible? - by Daniel H. Doctor, David J. Weary, Jack B. Epstein, Randall C. Orndorff, U.S. Geological Survey
11:40 – 1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Karst Aquifer Systems
1:00 – 1:20 Tectonic control of hypogene speleogenesis in the southern Ozarks--Implications for NAWQA and beyond - by Rodney Tennyson, Jim Terry, Van Brahana, Phil Hays, and Erik Pollock -  presented by Van Brahana, Geology Department, University of Arkansas
1:20– 1:40 Hydrologic characterization of a karst spring in north-central Arkansas - by Rheannon M. Scheiderer and Joel M. Galloway, U.S. Geological Survey
1:40 – 2:00 Analyses of methods for estimating continuous flow from Upper Floridan Aquifer springs - by Nicasio Sepúlveda, U.S. Geological Survey
2:00 – 2:40 BREAK
Natural Resources and Karst Ecosystems
2:40 – 3:00 The effects of land use change on an Ozark cave system:  A paired study of Civil War and Copperhead Caves - by Jonathan A. Gillip, Phillip D. Hays, and Joel M. Galloway, U.S. Geological Survey
3:00 – 3:20 Karst water resources in southwest China: Case study from the east plateau, Mengzi and Kaiyuan Counties, Yunnan, China - by Chris Groves1, Jiang Yongjun2,1, Pat Kambesis1, Yuan Daoxian2,1 Amelia Chung3,1
  1China Environmental Health Project, Hoffman Environmental Research Institute,
      Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University;
 2Institute of Karst and Rehabilitation of Rock Deserts, Department of Geographical
      Sciences, Southwest University of China, Chongqing, China;
 3International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Kunming, Yunnan, China
3:20 – 3:40 Thermal infrared mapping of coastal aquifer seeps and associations between seeps and coastal habitats - by Ellen Raabe, U.S. Geological Survey and Ela Bialkowska-Jelinska, Jacobs Technology
3:40 – 4:00 Effects of lock and dam Number Six on aquatic ecosystems in Mammoth Cave National Park - by Rick Olson, Mammoth Cave National Park
4:20 – 7:00    Go to dinner and get carpools together for driving to MAMMOTH CAVE - (provide maps for meeting at 7 pm at Park)
7:00 – 10:00 OPTIONAL TOUR OF MAMMOTH CAVE - lead by Rickard Toomey
Wednesday, May 28
Geochemistry /Contaminant Transport
8:00 – 8:20 Storm period fine sediment transport in Logsdon River, Turnhole Spring Basin, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky -  by Stephen T. Kenworthy, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University
8:20 – 8:40 Water quality in selected carbonate aquifers of the United States 1993-2005 - by Bruce D. Lindsey, Marian P. Berndt, Brian G. Katz, Ann F. Ardis, and Kenneth A. Skach, U.S. Geological Survey
8:40 – 9:00 Effect of focused recharge on the geochemistry of Barton Springs, Edwards Aquifer, central Texas during base-flow conditions - by Barbara Mahler and MaryLynn Musgrove, U.S. Geological Survey
9:00 – 9:20 An overview of the geochemistry of Edwards aquifer ground water in south-central Texas - by MaryLynn Musgrove, Lynne Fahlquist, and Natalie Houston, U.S. Geological Survey
9:20 – 10:00 BREAK
10:00 – 10:20 The role of free-living and attached bacteria in processing contamination in karst aquifers - by Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University; Kelly Ray, Chad Walden, Valetta Watson, and Roger Painter, Tennessee State University
10:20 – 10:40 Characterization of bacteria and geochemistry of springs in Nashville, Tennessee - by Patrice Armstrong, Carlton Cobb, Brandon Cobb, student interns, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University; Jennifer Stewart-Wright, Tennessee State University; and Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University
10:40 – 11:00 Conduit matrix interaction and the rate limiting step of contaminant transport in karst - by Kurt J. McCoy, Allen M. Shapiro, and Mark D. Kozar, U.S. Geological Survey Presented by Mark Kozar
11:00 – 11:20 Assessing age distribution and contaminant movement in ground water in the contributing recharge area to a public supply well in the karstic Upper Floridan Aquifer - by Brian G. Katz, Christy A. Crandall, W. Scott McBride, Patty A. Metz, and Sandra M. Eberts, U.S. Geological Survey
11:20 – 1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Numerical Modeling
1:00 – 1:20 Modeling ground-water flow and solute transport in karst with lattice Boltzmann methods - by Michael C. Sukop, Shadab Anwar, and Jeff S. Lee, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Florida International University; and Kevin J. Cunningham and Christian D. Langevin, U.S. Geological Survey
1:20 – 1:40 Simulation of turbulent ground-water flow with MODFLOW-2005—Overview by Eve L. Kuniansky, Keith J. Halford, and W. Barclay Shoemaker, U.S. Geological Survey
1:40 – 2:00 Effects of turbulence on hydraulic heads and parameter sensitivities in preferential ground-water flow layers - by W. Barclay Shoemaker and Eve L. Kuniansky, U.S. Geological Survey
2:00 – 2:20 Simulation of ground-water flow in a fractured rock karst aquifer, Shenandoah Valley, Leetown, West Virginia - by Mark D. Kozar and Kurt J. McCoy, U.S. Geological Survey
2:20 – 3:00 BREAK
Miscellaneous Topics in Modeling, Geophysics, and National Programs
3:00 – 3:20 The value of single-well tracer studies for characterizing karst sites - by Tarra M. Beach, Vanderbilt University; Michael Bradley, U.S. Geological Survey; Roger Painter, Tennessee State University; and Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University
3:20 – 3:40 GIS and spatial statistical methods for determining sinkhole potential in Frederick Valley, Maryland - by Katarina Z. Doctor, George Mason University
3:40 – 4:00 Geophysical analysis of the Salmon Peak Formation near Amistad Reservoir Dam, Val Verde County, Texas, and Coahuila, Mexico, March 2006, to aid in piezometer placement - by Gregory P. Stanton, Wade H. Kress, Andrew P. Teeple, Michael L. Greenslate, and Allan K. Clark, U.S. Geological Survey
4:00 – 4:20 National Cave and Karst Research Institute: Partner for the USGS by Penny Boston, New Mexico National Institute of Mining and Technology and George Veni, National Cave and Karst Research Institute
4:20 – 6:20    POSTER SESSION

Thursday, May 29

8:00 – 5:00 Field Trip to Karst Features of the Mammoth Cave Area, Kentucky   NOTE:  BUS LEAVES FROM THE HAMPTON INN PARKING LOT.
Poster Session Titles
Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning - by Rickard S. Toomey III and Shannon Trimboli, Western Kentucky University and Mammoth Cave National Park; Blaine Ferrell, Western Kentucky University; Bob Ward and Mike Adams, Mammoth Cave National Park
Estimating recharge to heterogeneous fractured-rock and karst aquifer systems in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia - by George E. Harlow, Jr., David L. Nelms, Richard M. Yager, Mark D. Kozar, Ward E. Sanford, and Roger M. Moberg, U.S. Geological Survey
Impact of 1998-2002 drought on the karst aquifers of Clarke County in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia - by David L. Nelms and Roger M. Moberg, U.S. Geological Survey
Ground-water/surface-water relations and water quality within the Mammoth Spring watershed, Dixie National Forest, Garfield County, Utah - by Lawrence E. Spangler, U.S. Geological Survey
Updating the USGS Karst Interest Group website by converting it into a dynamic web application - by Bradley D. Garner and Barbara J. Mahler, U.S. Geological Survey
Simulations of ground-water flow and particle pathline analysis in the contributing recharge area of a public-supply well in Temple Terrace, Tampa Bay region, Florida - by Christy A. Crandall, Leon J. Kauffman, and Brian G. Katz, U.S. Geological Survey
Performance evaluation of the MODFLOW-2005 conduit flow process applied to a karst aquifer underlying west-central Florida - by Melissa E. Hill and Angel Martin, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Ammonia oxidation by bacteria collected from a karst-bedrock well - by Kelly Ray and Roger Painter, Tennessee State University and Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University
Wetland removal of nutrients and pollution from a mixed sewer and karst spring system in Nashville, Tennessee - by Carlton Cobb, Jameka Johnson, Brandon Cobb, and Patrice Armstrong, Tennessee State University and U.S. Geological Survey; Lonnie Sharpe, Tennessee State University and Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University
Are karst bedrock aquifers at greater risk from alternative alcohol-fuel mixes compared to regular gasoline? - by Baibai Kamara, Carlton Cobb, Keyshon Bachus, Roger Painter, and Lonnie Sharpe, Tennessee State University; Tom Byl, U.S. Geological Survey and Tennessee State University
Residence time distribution for karst derived from independent gamma distributions of tracer travel distance and linear velocity - by Roger Painter and Valetta Watson, Tennessee State University
Episodic elevated coliform in vadose-zone water within Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky - by Rickard S. Toomey III, Western Kentucky University and Mammoth Cave National Park; Rick Olson, Mammoth Cave National Park ; and Bob Ward, Mammoth Cave National Park
Construction and use of a fractured-rock simulator to test horizontal borehole flow-measuring technologies - by Randall Bayless, U.S. Geological Survey
Collection of bathymetric data along two reaches of the Lost River within Bluespring Cavern near Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, July 2007 - by David C. Lampe, Scott E. Morlock, U.S. Geological Survey
A Multi-Tool Geophysical and Hydrogeological Investigation of a Karst Aquifer System, Cibolo Canyon Development Area, Bexar County, Texas by Sachin D. Shah, Bruce D. Smith, Allan K. Clark, and Wade H. Kress, U.S. Geological Survey


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