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Double-peaked breakthrough curves as a consequence of solute transport through underground lakes: a case study of the Furfooz karst system, Belgium

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Abstract

The existence of double-peaked breakthrough curves (BTC), which are the result of the transport of a dye tracer through underground lakes, is reported. Investigations were undertaken on the Furfooz karst sys- tem in southern Belgium. In this system, the River Lesse sinks partially into a swallow hole. The water follows a solitary conduit leading to an underground lake that is directly connected to a second underground lake. Double-peaked BTCs were detected in the resurgent wa- ter, downstream of this second lake. The report first de- scribes field data (tracer tests in various hydrologic con- ditions) which point towards the double peak being linked to a nonlinear process that originates within the lakes. Complementary investigations within the lakes show a complex behavior of the dye tracer related to a specific hydrodynamic feature that leads to the separation of the solute plume. A conceptual model of the solute transport within the lakes is proposed. This model emphasizes the physical effect of the lakes on the dye flow-through process.
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hal-01598417 , version 1 (25-11-2020)

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Lorraine Dewaide, Pauline Collon, Amaël Poulain, Gaetan Rochez, Vincent Hallet. Double-peaked breakthrough curves as a consequence of solute transport through underground lakes: a case study of the Furfooz karst system, Belgium. Hydrogeology Journal, 2018, 26 (2), pp.641-650. ⟨10.1007/s10040-017-1671-4⟩. ⟨hal-01598417⟩
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