Ground Water-Surface Water Interaction in the West-Central Delta (Washington County)

Author(s): Parrish, P.

From the end of the 2008 irrigation season to the beginning of the 2009 irrigation season, measurements were made at eleven Mississippi Delta irrigation wells. The measurements were made along a profile in Washington County. This profile extended from the Longview community to just west of Hollandale, MS. All of the wells lie on a general West to East trend.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the interaction between surface water of the Mississippi River and ground water of the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer (MRVA) along a specific profile. The study also allowed for pinpointing of the localized ground water divide. Data from 2008-2009 was then compared to data from a 1992-1993 study along the same profile. The question that must be asked is whether the ground water divide and the Mississippi River’s influence shifted over the last 15-16 years. If the answer is yes, then more study will be needed to determine if this is localized and to determine what factors may have contributed to the shift.


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