July 2017 Spotlight

PROTECT Team Improves Modeling of Regional Groundwater Flow in Puerto Rico Using Drainage Features

A recent publication by PROTECT Team revealed interesting findings on how drainage features impact groundwater flow in karst aquifers in Northern Puerto Rico. In karst terrains, subsurface conduit networks with unknown characteristics, and surface features (such as springs, rivers, lagoons and wetlands) act as drains for the karst aquifers, thus impacting regional groundwater flow characteristics.

Read more…Location of study area, wetland, major streams, and land surface elevation data of central NPR.