concentration in Hydrology and Water Resources
Example Question 1: How has urbanization/land use changes effected change in water flow?
Geog G305 Environmental Change - Nature and Impact
Geol G334 Principlesof Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Geol G415 Geomorphology
Geol G451 Principles of Hydrogeology
SPEA E440 Wetlands: Biology and Regulation
SPEA E443 Habitat Analysis-Aquatic
SPEA E554 Groundwater Flow Modeling
Mikki Osterloo "The growing season water balance for a watershed located in southwestern Montana." BSES Senior Thesis, 2002.
Irrigation has long been a problem for many areas in the western states, and southwestern Montana is not an exception. Water is vital to the survival of the communities in southwestern Montana. Without ample irrigation most crops would be lost. This study will analyze the water balance to find how much water is needed and how much is being used. Because of complex water-rights issues, most farmers have been using the same amounts of water for generations without concern for how much water is needed for efficient crop production. Water in the region is usually thought of as more precious than gold, so not much has been done to calculate what amount of water is needed for a sustainable crop yield. The purpose of this study is to determine appropriate rates of irrigation for crops in southwestern Montana using micrometeorologicaldata as boundary conditions for water- and energy-balance calculation. By making some reasonable assumptions, we will estimate what we believe is being extracted for irrigation, what is needed for irrigation, and then by finding the difference between the two we can assess the efficiency ofthe current irrigation methods. The study was conducted in the Willow Creek Demonstration Watershed (WCDW) located near the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station in southwestern Montana.
2 : How are
chemical contaminants transported and transformed in the environment?
Chem C318 Spectrochemistry and Separations
Chem C342 Organic
Geog G405 Hydroclimate
Geog G436 Dynamic
Geol G334 Principles
of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Geol G451 Hydrogeology
SPEA E439 Aquatic
SPEA E555 Fate of
Organic Chemicals in the Environment
NOTE: In most instances, it would be advisable to include at least one tool
course from the list above