Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2437–2456, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2437-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2437–2456, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2437-2020

Research article 13 May 2020

Research article | 13 May 2020

Sensitivity of hydrologic and geologic parameters on recharge processes in a highly heterogeneous, semi-confined aquifer system

Stephen R. Maples et al.

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In this study, we use a combination of local- and global-sensitivity analyses to evaluate the relative importance of (1) the configuration of subsurface alluvial geology and (2) the hydraulic properties of geologic facies on recharge processes. Results show that there is a large variation of recharge rates possible in a typical alluvial aquifer system and that the configuration proportion of sand and gravel deposits in the subsurface have a large impact on recharge rates.