The mutual exchange of water between lakes and contiguous permeable ground-water bodies, which are thin relative to the diameter of the lakes, was modeled digitally. A significant rate of seepage was found to extend only a relatively short distance from shore, thus forming a narrow band around the lake's perimeter. Field measurements of seepage rates through the bottom of Lake Sallie, west-central Minnesota, confirm the model results by demonstrating that both the near-shore seepage band and the exponential decrease in seepage velocity actually exist. Equations, diagrams, tables, and curves illustrate model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||J Res US Geol Surv|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1975|