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    Author(s): Jason C. Fisher
    Date: 2000
    Source: M.S. Thesis, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. 107 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Abstract - Over the past decade, the U.S. Forest Service has monitored the subsurface hillslope flow of the E-road swale. The swale is located in the Caspar Creek watershed near Fort Bragg, California. In hydrologic year 1990 a logging road was built across the middle section of the hillslope followed by a total clearcut of the area during the following year. Development of the logging road has resulted in a large build up of subsurface waters upslope of the road. The increase in pore pressures behind the road is of major concern for slope stability and road failure. A conceptual model is developed to describe the movement ofwater within the E-road groundwater system. The two-dimensional SUTRA model is used to describe both saturated and partially saturated flow within the system.

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    Fisher, Jason C. 2000. Simulation of partially saturated - saturated flow in the Caspar Creek E-road groundwater system. M.S. Thesis, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. 107 p.


    PSW4351, Caspar Creek, watershed, subsurface, hillslope, slope stability, road failure, drainage, piping, pore pressue, rainfall, SUTRA

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